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October 19, 2017
Today's Featured Story
Survey: Premiums Rise 3% in Employer Market Year-Over-Year
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) on Sept. 19 released its annual survey of employer health benefits, finding a modest year-over-year premium rate hike for employer-sponsored coverage. Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance coverage reached $18,764 this year, up 3% from 2016, with workers on average paying $5,714 towards the cost, according to the benchmark Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey. Employees at smaller firms (below 200 workers) contribute more: $6,814 on average....  Read Full Story
Quest Diagnostics

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
$375.90 ... is the amount of the highest monthly consolidated premium, including Parts C and D, for Medicare Advantage plans in 2018. HealthPartners, Inc., will offer this Cost plan in Minnesota, in addition to plans in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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