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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

2001 AVERAGE PREMIUM FOR EMPLOYER-AND EMPLOYEE-PAID HEALTH INSURANCE

      Employer Contribution Employee Contribution
Rank by Total Premium State Total Premium Rank Average Contribution Rank Average Contribution
1
Alaska  $9,159
1
$6,800
2
$2,359
2
Connecticut  $8,781
3
$6,669
11
$2,112
3
NEW YORK  $8,227
2
$6,671
40
$1,557
4
Kansas  $8,200
19
$5,802
1
$2,397
5
Massachusetts  $8,176
6
$6,329
22
$1,847
6
Vermont  $8,158
8
$6,182
15
$1,976
7
New Jersey  $8,074
5
$6,383
34
$1,691
8
Maine  $8,044
21
$5,706
3
$2,338
9
Rhode Island  $8,023
7
$6,320
33
$1,703
10
New Hampshire  $7,982
18
$5,820
9
$2,162
11
Indiana  $7,850
4
$6,389
45
$1,461
12
Maryland  $7,818
25
$5,640
8
$2,178
13
Delaware  $7,714
11
$6,071
36
$1,643
14
Illinois  $7,673
9
$6,132
41
$1,541
15
Utah  $7,671
14
$5,899
26
$1,773
16
Minnesota  $7,648
16
$5,846
24
$1,803
17
Florida  $7,626
29
$5,498
10
$2,127
18
Wisconsin  $7,556
13
$6,029
42
$1,527
19
Alabama  $7,544
36
$5,334
7
$2,211
20
Michigan  $7,488
10
$6,077
48
$1,411
21
Texas  $7,486
27
$5,524
16
$1,962
22
South Carolina  $7,464
12
$6,035
46
$1,429
23
Arizona  $7,423
24
$5,647
25
$1,776
24
Hawaii  $7,406
22
$5,674
31
$1,732
25
Louisiana  $7,375
40
$5,131
5
$2,244
26
Virginia  $7,348
33
$5,401
17
$1,947
27
Georgia  $7,346
35
$5,360
14
$1,986
28
Colorado  $7,318
20
$5,714
38
$1,603
29
Arkansas  $7,288
31
$5,430
21
$1,858
30
Pennsylvania  $7,287
15
$5,874
47
$1,413
31
Washington  $7,286
26
$5,553
30
$1,733
32
Mississippi  $7,258
28
$5,505
27
$1,753
33
Ohio  $7,203
17
$5,845
49
$1,358
34
South Dakota  $7,177
42
$4,927
4
$2,250
35
Kentucky  $7,173
37
$5,276
20
$1,898
36
Nevada  $7,171
23
$5,650
43
$1,521
37
California  $7,162
32
$5,425
29
$1,736
38
Oregon  $7,148
38
$5,223
18
$1,925
39
Tennessee  $7,110
30
$5,472
37
$1,639
40
Iowa  $7,106
34
$5,377
32
$1,730
41
North Carolina  $7,012
46
$4,787
6
$2,225
42
West Virginia  $6,844
39
$5,195
35
$1,649
43
Nebraska  $6,760
44
$4,849
19
$1,912
44
Missouri  $6,649
45
$4,828
23
$1,821
45
Oklahoma  $6,640
41
$5,037
39
$1,603
46
Idaho  $6,568
47
$4,526
13
$2,043
47
New Mexico  $6,222
50
$4,125
12
$2,097
48
North Dakota  $6,124
48
$4,380
28
$1,744
49
Wyoming  $5,999
43
$4,883
50
$1,115
50
Montana  $5,666
49
$4,174
44
$1,492
U.S. average $7,509   $5,768   $1,741
N.Y.S. above/below avg. 9.6%   15.6%   -10.6%
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, www.statehealthfacts.kff.org (2001 data)