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Employers’ Health Plan Costs Rose Sharply in 2021

January 6, 2022


The average per-employee cost of employer-sponsored health insurance jumped 6.3 percent in 2021 as employees and their families resumed care after avoiding it due to the pandemic, according to HR consultancy Mercer’s 2021 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans report, released in December.

Employers are projecting, on average, a fairly typical cost increase of 4.4 percent for the year ahead.

Responses were received in 2021 from 1,745 employer health plan sponsors across the U.S. with 50 or more employees.

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