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Shifting Retiree Health Care Costs

Employers Continue to Shift Health Costs to Retirees

Average annual medical coverage costs
Employee/Retiree Only Employee/Retiree Plus One Family Composite* Average Increase from 2009
Active employees $5,184 $10,488 $14,988 $10,188 7%
Retirees under age 65 $7,596 $14,988 $19,596 $13,956 6%
Retirees age 65 and older $3,840 $7,848 NA $6,204 4%

*Composite (employee/retiree only, employee/retiree plus one and family combined)

Source: Towers Perrin’s 2010 Retiree Health Care Cost Survey Shows Continuing Affordability and Access Concerns


December 11, 2009 - Posted by | Cost, healthcare | , , ,

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