Workers’ Health Premiums Rose 63% in 7 Years: Study

By at 17 November, 2011, 4:25 pm

Enlarge image Workers’ Health Premiums Rose 63% in Seven Years David McNew/Getty Images Workers bore higher out-of-pocket costs as well. Workers bore higher out-of-pocket costs as well. Photographer: David McNew/Getty Images U.S. workers’ health insurance premiums rose 63 percent from 2003 to 2010 as employers shifted more of the burden of rising medical costs to [...]

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Health insurance costs rising more slowly

By at 6 November, 2011, 11:21 am

Health insurance premiums for next year are still rising, but the rate of increase may be starting to slow, according to experts in the insurance field. And the effect of some new benefits under the new federal health care law , which added 1 to 2 percent to this year’s rates, could be wearing off [...]

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Some health insurance premiums on the rise again

By at 26 October, 2011, 7:28 am

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s largest health insurance company agreed Tuesday to publicly disclose more data used to justify premium increases. The agreement with UnitedHealth Group is part of a statewide effort by state Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to make rate increase filings public for review by policy holders and consumer advocates. That [...]

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Why the Jump in Health Insurance Premiums?

By at 16 October, 2011, 2:35 am

Why the Jump in Health Insurance Premiums? Oct. 14, 2011 — What’s behind the 2011 surge in the cost of job-based health insurance? Over the past decade, workers’ share of family health insurance premiums has gone from under $1,800 to over $4,100 a year, up 131% since 2001. Employers now contribute an average $15,000, up [...]

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