While average monthly health plan premiums have increased 15% since 2010, to $870, new data from ADP show the rate of increase is slowing down. After a sharp increase of 6.9% from 2010 to 2011, the rate of increase was just 1.7% between 2013 and 2014.
Employer share of contributions to health premiums, meanwhile, declined slightly for all groups from 2010 to 2014, regardless of age or number of dependents. The largest decrease was 1.5% for those with dependents. For those with no dependents, the decrease was 1.0%. Employer contribution decreased across all age groups according to the report's findings.
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