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    Human Resources Tips: Summary of the 2019 Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey

    By Barrow Group Staff / October 22, 2019


    Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust conduct a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefit trends. This article summarizes some of its main points. Request a full summary from Barrow Group, LLC for more details.

    Plan Enrollment Trends

    • - Preferred provider organizations (PPOs)—44% of workers covered
    • - HDHP/SOs—30% of workers covered
    • - Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)—19% of workers covered
    • - Point-of-service (POS) plans—7% of workers covered

    Health Insurance Premiums

    The average premium rose 4% for single coverage and 5% for family coverage—around $7,188 and $20,576 respectively.

    Worker Contributions

    In dollar amounts, workers contributed $1,242 and $6,015 toward their premiums for single coverage and family coverage, respectively.


    Similar to the previous year, 17% of workers with small employers are elected in plans either partially or entirely self-funded, compared to 80% of workers with large employers.

    Contact Barrow Group for more information on benefit offerings for your staffing agency, PEO or the entertainment industry; or to learn what you can do to control your health care costs.

    Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

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