Health benefit costs and establishment size, March 2007
June 22, 2007
The average cost to employers in private industry for health insurance benefits was $1.83 per hour worked (7.1 percent of total compensation) in March 2007.
Health benefit costs increased, both in average hourly dollar amount and as a proportion of total compensation, with establishment size.
Establishments with fewer than 50 workers averaged $1.20 (5.7 percent of total compensation), those with 50-99 workers averaged $1.56 (6.9 percent), those with 100-499 employees averaged $2.02 (7.7 percent), and those with 500 or more employees averaged $2.88 (7.9 percent).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Health benefit costs and establishment size, March 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk3/art05.htm (visited April 18, 2015).
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