Health Insurance Costs Make Big Jump This Year, Study Finds

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM EDT

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Health Insurance Costs Make Big Jump This Year, Study Finds

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM EDT

A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation this week shows that health insurance costs for Americans have increased nine percent this year over last, according to a story in the New York Times.

According to the report, the average annual premium for family coverage via an employer is now more than $15,000. The story says that the cost has almost doubled since 2001.

Read the New York Times story HERE.