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Health benefits in 2006: premium increases moderate, enrollment in consumer-directed health plans remains modest



Health benefits in 2006: premium increases moderate, enrollment in consumer-directed health plans remains modest



Health Affairs 25(6): W476



Based on a survey of 2,122 randomly selected public and private employers, this paper reports on the state of employer-sponsored health insurance in spring 2006, including recent changes. Premiums increased 7.7 percent from spring 2005 to spring 2006 and have risen 68 percent since 2001. About 4 percent of workers are enrolled in high-deductible health plans with savings options. The percentage of workers covered by their own employer did not statistically change from 2005 to 2006.

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DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.25.w476


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