comparison of monthly premiums

How much does health insurance cost? Well, that depends.

We picked up this chart online from healthinsurancesort.
com, which got the info from You might notice that both of the sources are selling insurance, and so … with anything else, you might want to consider the source.

However, it’s too interesting to ignore: highest family monthly health insurance premium is $965, in Massachusetts, and the lowest is $269, in Iowa.

New York and New Jersey aren’t far behind. Then comes Alaska.

We saw this courtesy of a friend named Jeff Levy on Twitter (hey, Jeff!) who we’ve never met. Jeff says he’ll be re-visiting this after Jan. 1, 2014, when the Affordable Care Act comes into effect. We’ll be thinking about that too.

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...