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Employee deductibles outstrip wages

Kaiser Family Foundation, 2018 Employer Health Benefits

Key clinical point: The average employee deductible rose from $735 to $1,573 in the last decade.

Major finding: Deductibles have risen 8 times faster than wages since 2008.

Study details: Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 4,070 randomly selected nonfederal public and private firms with three or more employees; 2,160 responded to the full survey and 1,910 responded to a single question about offering coverage.

Disclosures: No financial conflicts of interest reported.

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Kaiser Family Foundation, 2018 Employer Health Benefits