Most businesses continue to cover high-cost medications, but are taking steps to tame spending.
However, the survey found that most workers were satisfied with their own health benefits.
The National Business Group on Health says employers are looking beyond benefits designed for more health care bang for their buck.
Bad-debt expenses also increased at hospitals in the state, a report from the Minnesota Hospital Association found.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said health care employers need to do more to protect employees, patients and visitors.
Each physician in the state was responsible for an average of $2.3 million in economic activity.
But most hospitals in the state finished in the black with some enjoying big double-digit margins.
The list of what makes workers sick
and keeps them off the job keeps getting longer.
The state placed sixth in an annual report from the United Health Foundation.
Study suggests patients influenced more by providers than potential out-of-pocket costs.
State study projects a nearly 35 percent increase with employers likely picking up much of the tab.
Another study found that most employees with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) aren’t comparison shopping for medical care.