NU Online News Service, July 8, 2003, 11:23 a.m. EDT – Eastbridge Consulting Group Inc., Avon, Conn., is seeking sponsors for a survey that will study the effects of rising health care costs on the worksite benefits market.

The increases are forcing workers to spend more on major medical co-payments and coinsurance payments as well as their share of major medical premiums, Eastbridge notes.

Eastbridge wants to interview more than 300 employees to see how they are coping with the rising costs and how the rising costs might affect the future of voluntary benefit products.