The rate of increase is greater than the 2.5 percent pace of wage growth, and inflation of 1.1 percent, but marks the continuation of "historically slow rates" for health insurance, said
Earlier this month, the federal government released data showing that insurers in
About 5 percent of Minnesotans purchase individual policies. In 2013, just over half of all state residents were covered through employer group plans, according to the
While growth of premiums in employer plans is low by historical standards, workers are being asked to pay more when they seek care.
This year, 29 percent of all workers are in high-deductible health plans, up from 20 percent in 2014, according to the Kaiser survey. The average deductible for single coverage averages
For the first time, the survey found that half of all covered workers face deductibles of at least
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