Report: Employees Paying 134 Percent More for Healthcare

Employee contributions to healthcare plans have risen 134 percent over the past decade because midsize and large companies have been increasing deductibles, reducing dependent subsidies and streamlining coverage, a new report says.

Workers paid an average of $4,700 toward their health insurance this year, up from $2,001 in 2005, says Aon Hewitt, a human-resource firm based in Lincolnshire, Ill.

The figure for this year includes $2,490 paid toward insurance premiums and another $2,208 for such out-of-pocket costs as co-payments, coinsurance and deductibles, according to the firm’s annual survey.

The 2005 amount includes payments for both premiums and other costs, the report says.