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Premiums Rise 6.6% on Employer Plans, Up from Five-Year Trend

Monday, November 6, 2017/Categories: Health Leaders Media

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By Gregory A. Freeman  |  Health Leaders Media

November 6, 2017—Two states saw record premium increases. Employers are reacting by shifting more expenses to employers.

Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage rose an average of 6.6% in 2017, up from the five-year average increase of 5.6%, according to new data.

The 2017 United Benefit Advisors (UBA) Health Plan Survey indicates that two states saw record premium increases for employer-sponsored programs in 2017: 24% in Connecticut, up to $655 from $530; and 14% in New York, up to $712 from $624.

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