69% of Employers Plan to Offer Healthcare Coverage After 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is having little effect on workforce strategies, employer survey data shows. More than two-thirds of employers say they will continue to provide healthcare coverage when health insurance exchanges begin operation in 2014.
Despite ominous predictions that employers would drop healthcare coverage en masse in response to the strictures of the healthcare reform law that has not come to pass.
Instead, employers are largely are planning to keep offering health plans to their workers and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is having little effect on workforce strategies, employer survey data shows.
Still, look for employees to continue to pay a larger portion of their healthcare premiums as well as the medical care they receive.
More than two-thirds of employers (69%) say they will continue to provide healthcare coverage when health insurance exchanges begin operation in 2014. That's up from 46% in 2012 according to the 2013 Employer-Sponsored Health Care: ACA's Impact (PDF), a survey by theInternationalFoundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Meanwhile, only 2% of employers are considering terminating their healthcare coverage as a result of the healthcare reform law, the survey reports.
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