Workers who get health insurance through their employer now pay about $5,500 a year, or more than $100 a week, on average for a family coverage — and they are paying only about 29 percent of the cost.
Deductibles, co-insurance and other out-of-pocket expenses can add more than $2,000 to a family’s annual expenses.
As a result, people can struggle to pay for coverage even with employers paying much of the costs.
That’s one of the takeaways from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual survey on the cost of health insurance provided by employers.
“Rising health care costs absolutely remain a burden for employers, but they are a bigger problem for workers as their cost-sharing has been rising really much faster than their wages,” said Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read the full story here.