Survey Shows Health Deductibles at All Time High

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The LA Times reported last month, “Employers are dramatically shifting healthcare costs onto workers so much that the average annual deductible for an individual surpassed $1,000 for the first time this year,” according to a survey of about 2,900 companies conducted by benefits consulting firm Mercer.

The data indicates that the amount employees must pay on average for out-of-pocket expenses before their health insurance coverage begins paying a share has increased 17 percent to $1,001 from $859 last year. The survey also showed that employer healthcare costs rose 6.3% Nationwide to an average of $8,482 per worker this year.

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