Monday, August 07, 2017

Private-Sector Health Insurance Costs, 2016

Several years ago Demo Memo noted that most Americans were "health insurance dummies," sheltered from an understanding of the full cost of health insurance by employer-provided plans. Here is how much those employer-provided plans cost in 2016...

Average total cost of employer-provided health insurance in the private sector, 2016
Single coverage: $6,101
Family coverage: $17,710

Fortunately for most private-sector workers, their employer pays the bulk of the bill. For single coverage, the average employee paid $1,325 of the $6,101 cost in 2016. For family coverage, the average employee paid $4,956 of the $17,710 premium.

Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Results from the 2016 MEPS-IC Private-Sector National Tables

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