Web Briefing for Media: 2017 Kaiser/HRET Employer Health Benefits Survey
The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) held a reporters-only web briefing on Tuesday, September 19 to release their 2017 benchmark Employer Health Benefits Survey.
The 19th annual Kaiser/HRET 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 for workers to participate in health risk assessments and biometric screenings.
Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation; long-time study director Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president; and Matthew Rae, a study co-author and Kaiser senior policy analyst, participated.