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Employer-paid premiums are increasing yet again with a 5.5 percent rise forecast for 2015, the biggest such increase in the last few years, according to new analysis. Meanwhile, employees’ share of the cost is growing at a much higher rate.

Aon Hewitt’s analysis showed the average health care cost per employee is projected to jump to $11,304 per employee, from $10,717 in 2014. It’s the highest percentage rate increase since 2011, when employer costs rose 8.5 percent, Aon Hewitt said. The last two increases in 2013 and 2014 were a more modest 3.3 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively.

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