Calif. Companies Considering Dropping Health Coverage
A 7.5% increase in California employees' premium costs has resulted in many employers changing their health plans to pass more costs on to employers or even considering dropping coverage altogether. A California HealthCare Foundation report found that one in five California companies say they are very or somewhat likely to change the percentage of premiums workers pay in 2010, while 44% of companies with 200 or more employees say it is very likely they will increase premiums for employees.
CHCF is the publisher of California Healthline.
- "Rising Costs Make Employers Consider Dropping Health Plans" (Kisken, Ventura County Star, 12/21).