Research Report Post-Affordable Care Act Trends in Health Coverage for Small Businesses: Views from the Market
Kevin Lucia, Sabrina Corlette, Sandy Ahn, Lisa Clemans-Cope
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The ACA sought to address problems in the health insurance market for small businesses by making coverage easier to access and more affordable. This report explores trends in small business health insurance, including the effects of new incentives created by the ACA. The authors examine the continued existence of non-compliant plans, the migration of employees to individual coverage, and alternative options for employers such as self-funding arrangements. Our findings suggest that small employers have made fewer than expected changes to their health plans in the wake of the ACA, but that 2017 could be a year for significant market shifts.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform State health care reform Private insurance Small businesses
Policy Centers Health Policy Center