Employer-Sponsored Insurance Offers Largely Stable In 2014 Following ACA Implementation
Author: Jean Abraham, Anne B. Royalty, Coleman Drake
Affordable Care Act provisions implemented in 2014 could have influenced employers’ decisions to offer health insurance. Using data for 2014 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey–Insurance Component, we found little change in employer-sponsored health insurance offerings: More than 95 percent of employers either continued offering coverage or continued not offering it between 2013 and 2014. Fewer than 3.5 percent of employers dropped coverage, and 1.1 percent added coverage.