How much does small business health insurance cost in Washington state?

how much do small business health plans cost? Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The average cost for small business health insurance in Washington state is $449.28 per individual covered each month, according to 2019 filings with the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. You can see the publicly available rates filed by each company on its website.

The median cost per person each month is $461.79, with average costs from different health plans ranging from just over $400 to about $500 each month.

Using the average cost, a company with 5 employees could expect to pay around $2,246 a month or $26,956 a year to cover their employees’ healthcare. It’s important to note that these are averages and costs vary between different health plans and in different parts of the state. Expect some variance on this estimate.

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