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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.

Some trainwreck!!!

What is happening with your employer-provided health care?  

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