Premiums and Employee Contributions to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

MEPS Statistical Brief 525

Premiums and Employee Contributions to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance by Workforce Gender and Firm Size, Private Industry, a statistical brief from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, reports estimates of private sector employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and contributions by firm size and the percentage of the establishment’s workforce who are women.

Highlights

  • In 2018, average employer-sponsored health insurance premiums in the United States were higher for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage in establishments where women made up 75 percent or more of the workforce than in establishments where women made up a smaller percentage of the workforce.
  • Employee contributions to employer-sponsored health plans showed relatively little variation by the percentage of women in the workforce.
  • In firms with 50 or more employees, differences in average premiums and employee contributions by percentage of women in the workforce were similar to overall differences.

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Page last reviewed September 2019
Page originally created September 2019
Internet Citation: Premiums and Employee Contributions to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance. Content last reviewed September 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/news/meps-health-insurance-gender-firm-size.html
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