Only a quarter of employers are certain they will still be offering company-sponsored health insurance a decade from now.
That’s down from 38 percent in 2010 and 73 percent in 2007, according to a survey by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health.
Companies believe their employees will now have options, thanks to the PPACA, that will give them low-cost, decent coverage, so that offering coverage will no longer be considered a recruiting or retention tool.
Health coverage will not be seen as something companies need to do as part of a successful business strategy. In fact, divesting themselves of the burden of health coverage will be seen as a component of a successful business strategy.