The predictions about healthcare keep coming. The latest suggests that nearly a third of employers are likely to stop offering health insurance to employees in 2014 when major federal healthcare-reform provisions kick in. This comes from a new report by McKinsey Quarterly.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that only 7% of employees would be forced into subsidized-exchange policies, the report said, but the survey of more than 1,300 employers suggests otherwise. That research found that 30% said they would “definitely or probably” drop the insurance policies.
As Reuters notes in its article about the latest prediction: That number rises to more than 50% among employers with a high awareness of healthcare reform...
One in three employers may drop health benefits, report says
Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey
June 7, 2011