5 key statistics on US companies' healthcare costs

A Castlight Health infographic highlights the escalating healthcare costs companies accrue annually.

Here are five key statistics:

1. Employer health plans cover 60 percent of the population.

2. Each year, companies pay 8 percent more for healthcare.

3. Healthcare benefits are the second costliest line item for U.S. companies.

4. Transparency may help alleviate healthcare's rising costs as transparency translates to up to 13 percent in real savings, based on healthcare's expected spend.

5. Without transparency, U.S. healthcare companies waste $750 billion in healthcare dollars annually.

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