6:27 am June 22, 2011, by Henry Unger
Do you still receive medical insurance from your company?
The share of Georgians who got health insurance through an employer dropped sharply between 1999 and 2009, AJC writer Carrie Teegardin reports, citing a new study.
Rising costs prompted fewer small companies to offer coverage and the recession forced some workers out of jobs with benefits, Teegardin writes.
Among Georgians under 65 years of age, 59.8 percent had employee health plans during 2008 and 2009 — down from 69.3 percent during 1999 and 2000, according to a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The change was also fueled by a decline in the share of Georgia employees willing to pay rising premium and out-of-pocket costs for employer-based coverage, Teegardin writes.
What is your situation?
Has your company eliminated or reduced benefits? Raised employee costs?
How have you responded and why?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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