Survey Finds Zero Employers Plan To Drop Insurance Coverage

Out of 512 employers surveyed by the consulting firm Towers-Watson, none of them said they would drop insurance coverage for their employees after the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. Only 3 percent said it was “somewhat likely” that they might end coverage, but a large majority — 77 percent — said it was “not likely” that they would drop it. As Wonkblog’s Sarah Kliff points out, this statistic is surprising because it is much more expensive to cover a worker as well as the employee’s family — about $15,073 — compared to the $2,000 per employee fine for not offering health care.