With health reform moving full steam ahead, most employers will continue to offer employee coverage, but will make alterations to how they provide it, said a speaker at the Workplace Benefits Transitions conference Tuesday.

An overwhelming majority of employers plan to stay in the health care business, said Cheryl Larson, vice president of the Midwest Business Group on Health, whose members represent senior HR benefits professionals who annually spend more than $4 billion on health care. Her group’s research shows that only 4% of members plan to drop health coverage. They will stay in the game for three main reasons, she said, as they:

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Employee Benefit Adviser content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access