Employer contributions in consumer-driven health plans have shifted recently, resulting in decreased contributions for workers with employee-only coverage and increased contributions for those with family coverage.

A new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute finds that those with employee-only coverage saw their employer contributions increase between 2006 and 2008, but fall in 2009.

In those upward years, the percentage of workers in individual plans with employer contributions of $1,000 or more rose from 26 percent to 37 percent. But in 2009, that percentage retreated to 32 percent.

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