According to the Milliman Medical Index, health care costs have risen 4.1% over the past year, and that's without taking COVID-19 into consideration. But where are employer-sponsored health insurance costs hitting purses the hardest?

The insurance research specialists at AdvisorSmith compiled a report that examined health insurance premiums from 73 U.S. cities to find the average premiums paid per employee. The Northeast took seven of the ten top spots for highest premiums, while the South had some of the lowest with six of the bottom ten cities in the study.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.