Changes in Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, Private Industry, 2001-2009

Source: Beth Levin Crimmel, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief #325, June 2011

Highlights:
• For each coverage type-single, employee-plus-one, or family-the change in employee contributions over the 2001-2009 period was greater than the change in premiums.
• Family coverage premiums were up 73.5 percent, more than either single or employee-plus-one premiums, in 2001-2009.
• Employee contributions for employee-plus-one coverage increased 120.8 percent, which was much greater than the rise in employee contributions for single or family coverage.

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