Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mercer Reports on How Large Employers Are Reacting to Health Reform

Click here to read results from Mercer's survey of 800 large employers which shows that:

■Early estimates of cost impact range from moderate to severe, with 30% of employers surveyed still in the dark
■Even so, the excise tax on high-cost plans – which doesn’t kick in until 2018 – tops employers’ list of concerns
■Retailers concerned about cost of expanding coverage to more part-timers
■Employers considering several options for offsetting cost of covering adult children
Most large employers are waiting unitl their new plan years to implement coverage for <27 year olds. Click here to read an NPR article on this aspect of the survey results.

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