Premiums Are Rising, But Mass. No Longer Tops The Most Expensive List

According to a new survey, Massachusetts no longer has the most expensive health insurance premiums in the nation, but rates are still high.

The Commonwealth Fund reports on average, premiums in the state cost about $14,000 — the ninth highest in the country.

Overall, the report says that "employer health insurance premiums increased 50% from 2003-2010," while "employees' share of premiums increased 63%."

Here's the nifty interactive map that compares premiums by state.

This program aired on November 17, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Headshot of Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



More from WBUR

Listen Live