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What do employers pay for health benefits as a percent of compensation?

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Private-Sector Employer Costs for Health Insurance, 1991-2010

 Cost per
Hour Worked
% of
Compensation
1991$0.926.0%
19921.026.3
19931.106.6
19941.146.7
19951.066.2
19961.045.9
19970.995.5
19981.005.4
19991.035.4
20001.095.5
20011.165.6
20021.295.9
20031.416.3
20041.536.6
2005 1.69 6.8
2006 1.79

7.0

2007 1.87 7.1
2008 1.95 7.1
2009 2.01 7.3
2010 2.08 7.5
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey—Compensation Cost Trends, http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/home.htm


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