Report: U.S. Workers’ Share of Premiums To Rise 10.6%
In 2012, U.S. workers' share of annual health insurance premiums are expected to increase by 10.6%, to $2,306, as employers seek to have their employees pick up more of the cost of health benefits, according to new Aon Hewitt projections. According to Aon, workers' share of health care costs has nearly doubled since 2005, when employees paid an average of $1,192 annually, or about 17%, of total insurance costs. Aon also estimated that out-of-pocket costs for employees will increase by about 13%, to $2,275, in 2012.
- "New Survey Projects Higher Employee Health Premiums" (Japsen, "Prescriptions," New York Times, 10/2).