Meaning that the full cost of single coverage at M-N would be around $8,000.00
As for the rest of us?
Average single-coverage premium was about $5,000.00 in 2010 in a non-union shop. Even adding a very generous 10% hike (2011) and another 10% hike (2012), it's still just $6,050.
M-N teachers should take the deal without blinking.