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1 in 2 Employers Link PPACA to Cost Increases

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 14, 2013

Only 2% of employers plan to drop health insurance benefits as a way to deal with increased costs.

Looking to 2014 employers are most concerned about transitional reinsurance fee costs (18%), followed by the costs of providing health benefits to employees who previously did not have coverage (13%), general ACA administrative costs and costs associated with the excise tax on so-called Cadillac health plans (both 10%).

In 2014 the transitional reinsurance fee will be a hefty $63 per covered life in self-funded health plans. The money will be used to fund reinsurance payments to insurers that cover high-risk members in the individual market.

The online survey was conducted in June 2013. The 728 respondents include benefit and human resources professionals and other industry experts.

Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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