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Health insurance costs and benefits to climb
Contra Costa Times

This year’s “open enrollment” season, when employees sign up for next year’s health benefits, brings new costs, but it’s not all bad news. The cost of group health insurance will be up 9 percent in the Bay Area, including San Jose. On average, workers will see their share of annual premiums jump to $2,063 and out-of-pocket costs climb to $2,423, according to an analysis by the national consulting firm Hewitt Associates. That’s more the double the tab from eight years ago.