How high can health insurance premiums go? [video chat]

This is good news? Premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage rose 4% on average this year, a new study shows. That hike is actually down from previous years.

Healthcare reporter Chad Terhune, columnist David Lazarus and Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research, discuss rising healthcare costs in this video chat.

A survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust found that the annual healthcare tab for families has risen to $15,745. Employers picked up most of that, but the average worker still paid $4,316, or 27%, of the total bill.

Here’s a link to Terhune’s story about the Kaiser study.



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