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Fewer employers offer health benefits to workers

In 2010, 67.5% of US employees had jobs that included health benefits, down from 70.1% in 1997

April 27, 2012 12:00 IST | India Infoline News Service

According to a survey by Employee Benefit Research Institute, fewer employers are offering health benefits to their workers and thus more employees are becoming uninsured.

The survey said that, in 2010, 67.5% of US employees had jobs that included health benefits, down from 70.1% in 1997. Rising health care costs are making health insurance too costly for employers and workers alike.Therefore a greater number of employees turning down health benefits even when available. In 2010, 83.6% of employees who were offered benefits signed up for company health insurance against 86% in 1997.

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