CT workers’ health benefits cost more, but growing more slowly and take less of our incomes

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While total premiums, deductibles, and the workers’ share of premiums for Connecticut employee health coverage are higher than the US average, they have generally grown less quickly and consume less of our incomes than for other Americans from 2010 to 2019.

Connecticut employer health coverage total premiums, employee share of premiums, and deductibles were higher than the US average last year. Our single coverage premiums were the second highest in the nation, just behind Massachusetts according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.

But our costs are rising more slowly than other states.

While our costs are higher, we spend less of our incomes on employer health coverage than other Americans. Last year Connecticut was tied for seventh lowest state in the percent of median income devoted to workers’ share of premiums.