Employees’ Share of Health Care Costs Up This Year
Employers' health care costs increased by 3.2% in 2015, marking the lowest growth rate in nearly 20 years, according to research from Aon Hewitt. However, the research noted that employees' share of health care costs have significantly increased. According to Aon, employees in 2005 paid about $2,001 for both premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs. However, employees in 2015 paid about $4,698 for such costs, marking an increase of 134% over the past decade.
- "Companies Continue Chipping Away at Health Insurance Benefits" (O'Donnell, USA Today, 11/11).