Top 10 most expensive states to buy health insurance

Health insurance premiums increased by an average of 42% for individual coverage and 50% for family coverage nationwide between 2003 and 2010, found a new study. Who’s paying the most?

Below are the top 10 most expensive states in which to buy individual and family health insurance, according to an analysis of private employer-based health premiums and deductibles by The Commonwealth Fund:

Individual coverage

  1. Alaska — $6,085
  2. Delaware — $5,653
  3. District of Columbia — $5,644
  4. Rhode Island — $5,557
  5. Maine — $5,554
  6. Massachusetts — $5,413
  7. Wisconsin — $5,384
  8. Louisiana — $5,310
  9. Connecticut — $5,302
  10. New York — $5,220

Family coverage

  1. District of Columbia — $15,206
  2. New Hampshire — $15,204
  3. Florida — $15,032
  4. Connecticut — $14,888
  5. Rhode Island — $14,812
  6. New York — $14,730
  7. Illinois — $14,703
  8. Massachusetts — $14,606
  9. Maine — $14,576
  10. Wisconsin — $14,542

Click here to compare these ranks to last year’s. There’s been a lot of movement.

Info: To see view the stats on your state, click here for a PDF of the study.

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