Florida has built a reputation as stingy state when it comes to providing insurance for the poor. State employees, though, enjoy generous health insurance coverage, a new report shows.
Nationwide, states cover 92 percent of a state employee’s health-care costs. Florida pays 94 percent, according to a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation.
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Better, cheaper health insurance
Florida’s state employees pay a lower share for health benefits than the average state worker
- Florida total employee monthly premium: $549
- Florida’s employee share: $50
- Share employee pays for premium: 9 percent
- Percentage of total employee health cost paid by state: 94 percent
- National average employee monthly premium: $571
- National average employee share: $69
- Share average state worker pays of premium: 13 percent
- Percentage of total employee health cost paid by average state: 92 percent