Employer-Based Coverage Declines


The number of Americans with employer-based health insurance fell by more than 2 percentage points last year, says a new analysis from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

About 61 percent of people age 65 and under had insurance benefits through their employers in 2008, compared with 59 percent in 2009 — the lowest level in the 15-year period (ending in 2009) that the study examined.

Conversely, those in this age group who did not have any health insurance increased to 18.9 percent in 2009, up from 17.4 percent in 2008.

Not surprisingly, the biggest contributor to this downward slide is the recession.

“Job losses and the slow economic recovery result in fewer workers being eligible for health insurance coverage,” says Paul Fronstin, author of the report and senior research associate at the institute.

Career Opportunities

HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Monthly table of contents

Be notified as each issue of Managed Care is available online.

Biweekly newsletter

Recent topics have included:

PTCommunity news

New drug approvals, clinical trials, drug management. Three times per week.