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Milliman Says 2008 Medical Cost for 'American Family of Four' Exceeds $15,600
Date:5/14/2008

amounts that the employee's health plan pays medical providers for these services. Utilization of medical services for a particular family varies significantly based on the family's ages, geographic area, health status and other factors. This year, among the 14 representative metropolitan areas Milliman studied, healthcare costs varied by more than 35% from lowest to highest.

The MMI is based on Milliman's analysis of historical claim data and understanding of trends in provider contracting. The complete Milliman Medical Index is available at http://www.milliman.com , or by calling Marjorie Taylor at 202-292-1195 or Jim Loughman at 203-698-0008.

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Milliman, whose corporate offices are in Seattle, serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, and union organizations. Founded in 1947 as Milliman & Robertson, the company has 48 offices in principal cities in the United States and worldwide. Milliman employs more than 2,000 people, including a professional staff of more than 900 qualified consultants and actuaries. The firm has consulting practices in employee benefits, healthcare, life insurance/financial services, and property and casualty insurance. For further information visit http://www.milliman.com .


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