Annual premiums for family health insurance hit $15,745
WASHINGTON – Annual premiums for job-based family health insurance went up 4 percent this year, but that’s no comfort with the price tag approaching $16,000 and rising more than twice as fast as wages. The annual survey released Tuesday by two major research groups served as a reminder that the nation’s problem of unaffordable medical care is anything but solved.
Premiums for a family plan are averaging $15,745, with employees paying more than $4,300 of that. And lower-wage workers are paying more for skimpier coverage than their counterparts at upscale firms.
Overall, “it’s historically a very moderate increase in premiums,” said Drew Altman, president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which conducted the survey with the Health Research & Educational Trust.
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