Increases in health insurance premiums have outpaced growth in worker earnings and inflation. Average health insurance premiums paid by employers and employees for a family of four have increased 62 percent in the past decade, from $8,576 annually in 2000 to $13,871 in 2010. For employer-sponsored health insurance, the most common kind, the worker’s share of the premium jumped 82 percent in that time frame, to $3,721 a year.
And you might not believe what’s happened to insurance deductibles over the last decade – but today’s infographic spells it all out for you. Check it out above, then jump into “What Do Others Say?” for a roundup of views on insurance pricing and its effect on consumers.