Employer Health Benefits 2012 Annual Survey

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), September 2012

From the press release:
Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $15,745 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey released [9/11/2012]. This year’s premium increase is moderate by historical standards, but outpaced the growth in workers’ wages (1.7 percent) and general inflation (2.3 percent). Since 2002, premiums have increased 97 percent, three times as fast as wages (33 percent) and inflation (28 percent).
See also:
List of Exhibits
Summary of Findings
2012 Supplementary Survey
Chart Pack
Technical Supplement: Standard Error Tables for Selected Estimates

Health Benefits in 2012: Moderate Premium Increases For Employer-Sponsored Plans; Young Adults Gained Coverage Under ACA
Source: Gary Claxton, Matthew Rae, Nirmita Panchal, Anthony Damico, Heidi Whitmore,
Kevin Kenward and Awo Osei-Anto, Health Affairs, Web First, September 2012
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Source: Chris Fleming, Health Affairs Blog, September 11, 2012

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Source: Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation, September 2012

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