From the press release:
Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 5% to average $20,576 this year, according to the 2019 benchmark KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today. Workers’ wages rose 3.4% and inflation rose 2% over the same period.
On average, workers this year are contributing $6,015 toward the cost of family coverage, with employers paying the rest.
Despite the nation’s strong economy and low unemployment, what employers and workers pay toward premiums continues to rise more quickly than workers’ wages and inflation over time. Since 2009, average family premiums have increased 54% and workers’ contribution have increased 71%, several times more quickly than wages (26%) and inflation (20%).
- Section 1: Cost of Health Insurance
- Section 2: Health Benefits Offer Rates
- Section 3: Employee Coverage, Eligibility, and Participation
- Section 4: Types of Plans Offered
- Section 5: Market Shares of Health Plans
- Section 6: Worker and Employer Contributions for Premiums
- Section 7: Employee Cost Sharing
- Section 8: High-Deductible Health Plans with Savings Option
- Section 9: Prescription Drug Benefits
- Section 10: Plan Funding
- Section 11: Retiree Health Benefits
- Section 12: Health and Wellness Programs
- Section 13: Grandfathered Health Plans
- Section 14: Employer Practices and Health Plan Networks