Survey: Most Small Businesses Are Not Planning On Dropping Health Care Coverage In 2014

Sixty-percent of small businesses are planning to continue offering health care coverage to their employees in 2014 when health reforms are enacted, according to a survey relased today by eHealth, Inc. eHealth’s Small Employer Health Insurance Survey interviewed 236 small businesses, many of them family owned and operated, and found that 69 percent of employers who considered themselves knowledgeable about the Affordable Care Act had no plans to eliminate coverage for employees. The findings in the eHealth survey are largely consistent with previous reports from GfK Custom Research North America and the Congressional Budget Office that assert health care reform will not lead significant numbers of employers to eliminate employer-sponsored health care coverage. — Fatima Najiy