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Brokers worry about erosion of employer-sponsored plans, March 29, 2010

Although it remains unclear how healthcare reform legislation signed into law will affect benefit brokers, brokers' initial concerns revolve around potential erosion of the employer-sponsored healthcare market they serve. If premiums continue to rise, which many brokers believe will happen under the new law, employers could be persuaded to drop coverage as the penalty for not providing insurance—a $2,000-per-employee taxis nominal compared with the per-employee cost for providing coverage, according to this article published by