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Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey 

By Claire Thayer, October 2, 2014

Findings from the latest Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual survey of employer-sponsored health benefits are now available in the 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey. This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer opinions.  Here are a few of the key findings pertaining to trends in premium rates and worker contributions:

  • Average annual family premium: $16,834, a 69% increase since 2004 and doubled since 2002
  • Workers contribution to premiums: $4,823
  • Workers average deductible: $1,217, up 47% since 2009

The complete report, all 275 pages, includes comprehensive analysis, findings and lots and lots of charts! 


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