Web Briefing for Media: 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey
The Kaiser Family Foundation held a reporters-only web briefing on Oct. 3, 2018, to release the 2018 benchmark Employer Health Benefits Survey.
This 20th annual survey provides a detailed look at the current state of employer-based coverage and trends in private health insurance for both large and small firms. Key findings examine average premiums for workers and employers and their rate of increase; average deductibles, drug co-payments and other cost sharing; the share of firms of different sizes offering health benefits; and employers’ use of financial incentives in wellness programs.
The briefing included Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation; long-time study director Gary Claxton, a KFF vice president, and study co-authors and KFF researchers Matthew Rae and Michelle Long.