Colleges Seek Fresh Ways to Curb Ever-Rising Costs of Health Care

Many continue to see double-digit percentage increases

Joon Powell for The Chronicle

Anna Rose Anderson (center) directs a wellness program at Lipscomb U., where one exercise teaches participants the importance of hand-washing to stop the transfer of germs. Wellness programs are designed to cut health-care costs in the long run.
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At a time when most colleges are trying to cut costs or at least keep expenses flat, health-insurance benefits are proving to be an unpredictable and growing burden.

Rising costs have been a particular challenge for small institutions with limited...

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