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2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

February 25, 2020

The report, published by the Health Care Cost Institute, finds that annual individual health care spending has reached a new high.

Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high of $5,892 in 2018, according to a comprehensive report issued in February by the Washington, D.C.-based Health Care Costs Institute (HCCI).

The 26-page report, “Health Care Costs and Utilization 2018,” draws on data from over 2.5 billion medical and prescription drug claims for approximately 40 million individuals under the age of 65 enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance annually between 2014 and 2018.  It relies on de-identified commercial health insurance claims contributed by Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, and UnitedHealthcare.

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