A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests patients with large employer-sponsored health plans paid about 67 percent more for the care and benefits in 2018 than in 2008.
The analysis found that a family of four on average spent $4,706 on premiums and $3,020 on cost sharing in 2018. In 2008, according to the report, the costs averaged about $2,838 on premiums and $1,779 on cost sharing.
“The growth in out-of-pocket costs continues to outpace increases in workers’ wages, and while many employer plans cover a significant portion of health costs, the payments made by enrollees have increased significantly over the last decade,” the analysis states. “The average family in a large employer plan now faces over $3,000 in out-of-pocket costs per year and nearly $5,000 in premium contributions.”
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