Health Insurance Premiums Rise 6.1 Percent In 2007, Less Rapidly than in Recent Years but Still Faster than Wages and Inflation

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Health Research and Educational Trust, 2007

From the abstract:
Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 6.1 percent in 2007, less than the 7.7 percent increase reported last year but still higher than the increase in workers’ wages or the overall inflation rate, according to the 2007 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. Premiums are up 78% over the last six years, with the average family premium now reaching $12,106. The study also finds modest enrollment in consumer-driven health plans among workers.

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