Trends in Health Insurance at Private Employers
Trends in Health Insurance at Private Employers, a statistical brief from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component, describes trends and patterns in Employer-sponsored insurance for private-sector employees.
- There was no statistically significant change in the overall percentage of private-sector employees covered by a health insurance plan offered by their employers between 2018 and 2019 (47.6 percent in 2019).
- In 2019, average employee contributions were $1,489 for single coverage, $3,881 for employee-plus-one coverage, and $5,726 for family coverage, reflecting increases of 4.3 to 6.8 percent.
- In 2019, average health insurance premiums were $6,972 for single coverage (a 3.8 percent increase from 2018), $13,989 for employee-plus-one coverage (a 4.2 percent increase), and $20,486 for family coverage (a 4.7 percent increase).
- Between 2018 and 2019, the percentage of employees working at establishments that offered insurance increased for all employees (from 84.6 to 85.3 percent) and for employees working in small firms (from 47.3 to 50.7 percent).
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