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2008-09-05 09:00:04

By KATHY ADAMS By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot Workers throughout Hampton Roads and nationwide may see another rise in out-of-pocket health care expenses next year. According to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Mercer consulting firm , the price tag for health benefits is likely to grow by 5.7 percent in 2009, matching the rise that had been projected for this year. The increases would be the lowest in a decade, but with costs steadily rising each year, 59 percent of...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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