By Gregory A. Freeman | Health Leaders Media
November 6, 2017—Two states saw record premium increases. Employers are reacting by shifting more expenses to employers.
Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage rose an average of 6.6% in 2017, up from the five-year average increase of 5.6%, according to new data.
The 2017 United Benefit Advisors (UBA) Health Plan Survey indicates that two states saw record premium increases for employer-sponsored programs in 2017: 24% in Connecticut, up to $655 from $530; and 14% in New York, up to $712 from $624.