Family medical coverage cost

Summary: “The Milliman Medical Index (MMI) was released earlier today, and like every year since 2001, the index was up,” Dan Munro wrote in Forbes. “This year’s MMI — which calculates the total cost of employer-sponsored PPO coverage for an average American family of four — is $25,826. That’s the total average cost for employer-sponsored coverage, but the MMI is further divided into two core components: the individual employee expense and the employer portion. This year’s employee expense–which includes premium contributions (typically through payroll) plus out-of-pocket expenses–combined to equal $11,033. In lockstep with the MMI generally, the employee portion has continued its upward climb as well.” Dan Munro, “Annual Healthcare Cost For Family Of Four Now At $25,826,” Forbes.

Jeanne Pinder

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...