The average premium for employer-sponsored family health insurance rose 61 percent in Utah from 2003 to 2011, taking a bigger bite out of household incomes, according to a report from a nonprofit health care research group.
Annual premiums for family plans jumped from $8,349 to $13,455 during the nine-year period, the Commonwealth Fund said. Across the U.S., family premiums rose 62 percent, from $9,249 to $15,022.
Premiums for single Utahns rose 37 percent, from $3,352 in 2003 to $4,597 last year, the New York-based fund said. There was no comparable U.S. figure.