Annual premiums for an employer-sponsored family health plan rose 54% between 2000 and 2009, to an average of $13,027 at the end of the decade, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Family premiums up over 50% since 2000: AHRQ
Average annual premiums for single coverage rose 41%, from $3,308 to $4,669 over the nine-year period, adjusted for inflation.
New York had the highest average premiums, reaching $13,757 annually for family coverage and $5,121 for single coverage in 2009. Ohio had the lowest average premiums for employer-sponsored insurance of the 10 states, according to the AHRQ analysis.
Employees contributed about a quarter of the total premium cost for coverage. Between 10% and 20% of workers paid nothing toward their health insurance premium provided by their employer, but those rates varied among the 10 largest states, AHRQ said in the report.
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