Source: Hewitt Associates, 2008
From a RWJF summary:
A study by Hewitt Associates shows that health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs will rise by nearly 9 percent for workers in 2009, to $3,826, while health insurance costs for companies will increase by 6.4 percent, to $8,863 per employee per year, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The projections come as open-enrollment season at companies begins, when employees are allowed to select or change their health care plan. They are based on data from more than 300 mostly large employers with more than 13 million participants in health plans. Those working for smaller employers would tend to have even higher health care costs, according to the article.