Health insurance coverage now costs $23,215 for a typical family

Health & Environment By: Tad Lumpkin 4:28 pm

(Washington Post)- The typical cost of health care for a family of four with employer-based insurance this year is $23,215, according to a new report from the Milliman actuarial firm.

The bad news first: That amount has more than doubled in the past 10 years. The goodish news: That cost grew just 5.4 percent between 2013 and 2014, the slowest growth rate since Milliman started keeping track in 2002.

(Milliman)

That $23,215 figure isn’t what the employee pays, though. Employers pay about 60 percent of those costs ($13,520), while workers pay the rest through payroll deductions ($5,908) and out-of-pocket costs ($3,787).

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SOURCE: Health insurance coverage now costs $23,215 for a typical familyhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/21/health-insurance-coverage-now-costs-23215-for-a-typical-family/?hpid=z4

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