Healthcare costs are rising. And as employers face higher price tags, many are pushing costs onto workers to help maintain budgets.

The average cost per covered employee has increased by nearly $500 in the span of one year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s new Health Care Benchmarking Report, released Tuesday. Employers spent an average of $8,669 per covered employee in 2015, compared to $8,171 per employee in the previous fiscal year.

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