Employee Health Insurance Costs to Jump


Employers will pay more this year for their workers’ health insurance. The cost of prescription drug coverage is expected to increase nearly 20%. Dental insurance premiums, however, will rise only moderately.

 
Medical coverage*
   
Prescription drug coverage*

   
Dental coverage‡

* For active employees and retirees under age 65 only.
† No information was available.
‡ Includes retirees age 65 and over.

This survey was based on an analysis of services 45 major health care organizations provided to more than 50 million people. It measured per-capita claims cost, which has a high correlation to the cost of health insurance.

Source: The Segal Co., New York, www .segalco.com .

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