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FAQs About Benefits—Health Spending and Insurance Issues

What do workers and employers pay for employment-based coverage?

In 2006, the average annual premium for single coverage was $4,242, and workers were typically asked to pay $679 (or 16 percent) of this amount and their employer paid $3,563. For family coverage, workers were asked to pay $3,100 of the average annual premium of $11,480 (or 27 percent) and their employer paid $8,380.


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