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State employees enjoy comparatively “rich” employer-sponsored health coverage, but coverage and the employees’ share in the cost vary widely from state to state. However, research, commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trust and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, revealed state employees in general contributed 10 percent less in paying for their coverage than the average for all employees who had employer-sponsored coverage in the U.S.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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