Like The Herald Business Journal on Facebook!
The Herald of Everett, Washington
Heraldnet.com

The top local business stories in your email

Contact Us:

Josh O'Connor
Publisher
Phone: 425-339-3007
joconnor@heraldnet.com

Jody Knoblich
General Sales Manager
Phone: 425-339-3445
Fax: 425-339-3049
jknoblich@heraldnet.com

Jim Davis
Editor
Phone: 425-339-3097
jdavis@heraldnet.com

Site address:
1800 41st Street, S-300,
Everett, WA 98203

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 930
Everett, WA 98206

HBJ RSS feeds

Survey: Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
By Tom Murphy
Associated Press
Published:
An annual survey shows that the average cost for employer-sponsored health insurance rose modestly this year, but it still outpaced worker wage increases.
That means that in many cases workers are seeing a larger portion of their paycheck sliced off to cover health insurance.
The survey was conducted by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.
It found that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage climbed nearly 4 percent this year to top $16,000 for the first time. The cost of single coverage rose almost 5 percent.
Worker wages, meanwhile, climbed nearly 2 percent on average.
Those wages have climbed about 31 percent since 2003. But the average contribution a worker makes to family health insurance has jumped 89 percent.

MORE HBJ HEADLINES

CALENDAR

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus