Health premiums up 4% this year; forecast to rise 7% in 2013

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Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance are averaging $15,745 this year (up 4% from 2011), while worker-only coverage is averaging $5,615 (up 3% from last year), according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report.

Since 2002, premiums have risen 97%, three times as fast as wages (33%) and inflation (28%).

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