Employer-sponsored health insurance costs have hit an all-time high for Americans.
The average annual premium for family coverage by employers reached $15,073 this year, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation released Tuesday. The increased rate, which is 9 percent higher than last year, marks the first time coverage has surpassed $15,000.
Single coverage has also risen within the last year, the study says, climbing 8 percent over 2010 rates. Kaiser officials credit insurer profits, the health care overhaul, and the continued rise in health care costs as factors in the increase.
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