I teach at a regional university in Missouri.
Several days ago, our HR sent out an email about next year's healthcare insurance. Here is the first paragraph:
On Sept 20, 2014, [the] Board of Governors voted to go with our existing health care provider Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Overall premium increase to the plan this year is 1.6%. Remarkable given that 1% of that increase is attributed to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Individual and family plan increases will range from 1.47% to 2% depending on the option selected.Nuts! Without ACA, the increase would be .06.
That raises an interesting question. What were the increases in the last two years?
I don't have those figure in my head, so I asked HR what they were.
Do you want to guess before reading further?
Here is the answer I got about increases in the last two years.
The increase for 2012 was 5.1%, for 2013 was 4.65% and as [X] mentioned it will be an overall of 1.6% for 2014.We are told by the lunatic right that Affordable Care Act will bring dramatic increases to health care for those of us who already have employer-provided health care.
That is not happening at my place of work. In fact, this is the smallest increase in the last three years.
What is happening with your employer-provided health care?