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[IWS] STATE TRENDS IN THE COST OF EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, 2003-2013 [8 January 2015]

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School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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The Commonwealth Fund

Issue Brief

 

STATE TRENDS IN THE COST OF EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, 2003-2013 [8 January 2015]

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2015/jan/state-trends-in-employer-coverage

or

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2015/jan/1798_schoen_state_trends_2003_2013.pdf?la=en

[full-text, 24 pages]

 

see interactive map

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives-and-data/maps-and-data/employer-health-insurance-premiums

 

 

Overview

From 2010 to 2013—the years following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act—there has been a marked slowdown in premium growth in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, the costs employees and their families pay out-of-pocket for deductibles and their share of premiums continued to rise, consuming a greater share of incomes across the country. In all but a handful of states, average deductibles more than doubled over the past decade for employees working in large and small firms. Workers are paying more but getting less protective benefits. Costs are particularly high, compared with median income, in Southern and South Central states, where incomes are below the national average. Based on recent forecasts that predict an uptick in private insurance growth rates starting in 2015, securing slow cost growth for workers, families, and employers will likely require action to address rising costs of medical care services.

 

Press Release 8 January 2015

New State-By-State Report: Employer Health Insurance Premium Growth Slowed in Most States Following Affordable Care Act Implementation

Employee Premium Costs and Deductibles Grew Faster Than Income In Every State Over Last Decade

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/press-releases/2015/jan/state-premium-trends-press-release

 

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