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Family Health Insurance Is No Longer Affordable Through Small Employers

(By Drew Altman for the Kaiser Family Foundation Published: Nov 28, 2023)

One thing that really jumped out from our 25th annual KFF employer health benefit survey: Small employers no longer have affordable coverage for workers with families.

Workers employed by small firms—those with fewer than two hundred employees—would need to pay $8,334 on average towards the premiums each year for family coverage. Employers pay the difference on premiums that average $23,621 for family coverage. But enrolling a family at these firms can often be much more– a quarter of covered workers at small firms must pay $12,000 annually or more to enroll in family coverage. Covered workers at small firms on average must pay a larger share of family premiums than those at larger firms. Continue reading here…

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