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Health premiums rise for 2011; high-deductibles hit hardest
North Bay Business Journal

Health insurance premiums for business owners in 2011 will rise anywhere from 9 percent to 55 percent.

Chris Reiter of Woodruff Sawyer & Company said there will be an average increase of 9 percent to 15 percent year over year for traditional PPO/HMO plans.

“It is a little higher than in the past,” he said. ”But for high deductible or consumer-driven health plans, the increase will be anywhere from 20 to 55 percent.”