We asked 346 HR managers whether their companies had increased employees’ contributions to healthcare insurance in 2009. Here what they said.
The question was: “Have you increased employees’ health-cost contribution rates in 2009?”
- Yes: 61%
- No: 26%
- No, but we’ve reduced benefits: 13%
A benefits study in 2009 found that the workers’ share for healthcare premiums went up by an average of 14.7%. And of course part of the debate about healthcare reform revolves around whether reform will increase or lower the costs for employees and their employers.