Wisconsin Companies Reported Increase in Health Plan Premium Rates in 2015

Out of 400 Wisconsin companies, 82% experienced an increase in health plans premium rates in 2015, according to a survey by the Management Association. 
The Health & Prescription Drugs Survey is an annual survey designed to tract trends in the selection and use of insurance plans. A total 400 Wisconsin employers, representing 77,153 eligible employees participated in the 2015 survey. 
Many companies reported increasing employee premium contributions, employee-paid deductible and employee out-of-pocket costs.
With these actions, and others, the final average healthcare premium increase realized by these companies was 6.9%.
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