Health insurance premiums have risen by more than 25 percent in the past year, according to a new report.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the average premium for the health insurance market has gone up by about $8,300 for 2016, compared with $8 a year ago.
Health insurance has become more expensive for some groups of people in recent years.
About 17 percent of people under age 65 are now paying more for insurance compared with 15 percent last year, and about 13 percent of the population is paying more than $1,000 more a year, the report said.
A person in a state that covers fewer than 300,000 residents would pay about $10,700 more in premiums this year, compared to the previous year.
While the report doesn’t say how much the premium increase is causing people to change their plans, the increase in premiums in states that have higher health care costs is a concern for the Obama administration, which wants to limit health care cost increases in the United States.
The average price of a health insurance plan in 2016 was about $11,200, according the report.
In 2016, the average premiums were $9,700 for a family of four and $11.75 for a single person, according an analysis by Avalere Health, a health care consulting firm.
There is some good news for people who want to get coverage through an employer, the study found.
About 22 percent of employers have a health plan, up from 18 percent in 2015.
About 5 percent of workers are getting coverage through their employers, compared and up from 3 percent in 2016.
“In states where the number of people with health insurance has gone down, employers have seen some of the most dramatic growth in premiums, but overall the overall increase in premium costs has not been that significant,” Avalere’s report said, adding that it found that the percentage of workers getting coverage from their employers is still very low.