This week includes National Employee Benefits Day, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data to explore the issue. The median monthly premium paid by employees of small (1 to 49 workers) private establishments for single coverage was $127.75 in 2017. That compares with $100.00 for single coverage in small state and local government organizations. Government employees in large organizations (500 workers or more) paid a median premium of $433.08 for family coverage, while private industry workers paid $363.00.
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