A study by two nonprofit organizations finds employees contributing a greater share of their employers’ health care coverage than they did last year.
The study also found a surge in the number of employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs).
In 2010, covered workers contributed on average 19% of total premiums for single coverage, up from 17% in 2009. They contributed 30% of the cost of family coverage this year, up from 27%, according to the study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, N.J., and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), Washington.
For single coverage, 28% of workers paid more than 25% of the total premium this year, while 16% made no contribution, the study found.
For family coverage, 51% of worriers paid over 25% of the total premium, and only 5% made no contribution.