Two more reports confirm employers’ health costs were relatively stable this year.
Two states saw record premium increases. Employers are reacting by shifting more expenses to employers.
Employers’ contributions to plan premiums nearly the same year to year
According to United Benefit Advisors, an employee benefit consulting company that tracks more than 20,000 employer health plans, Connecticut had the highest employer plan premium increase of any state last year.
When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period for health insurance begins on Wednesday, many individuals who buy their own policies will suffer sticker shock because of a sharp increase in premiums.