Average premium hike is 5%

December 2008
Employee Benefit News;Dec2008, Vol. 22 Issue 15, p1
The article reports on a modest increase in health insurance premiums in the U.S. in 2008, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Education Trust. The survey of about 2,000 employers shows that premiums rose a modest 5 percent this year, compared to 6.1 percent in 2007. The percentage of employers offering health benefits increased slightly from 60 percent to 63 percent this year.


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