Friday, November 24, 2006
The Kaiser Family Foundation released last month several reports that examine the rising number of uninsured. One of these reports addresses, in part, the decline of employer sponsored health care. The report summary states,
This paper examines the underlying reasons behind the decline in employer coverage among employees from 2001 to 2005. The paper finds that almost half of the decline in employer-sponsored coverage was due to a loss of employer sponsorship. Another quarter of the decline was due to lost eligibility for benefits or losing access as a dependent of another employee. The remaining quarter of the decline was due to employees not participating in the offer of coverage.