While the recent McKinsey survey drew conflicted attention for stating one-third of employers are expected to drop health coverage after 2014, research from the Benfield Group offers a different perspective — that most employers will continue to offer comprehensive health insurance benefits to their employers.

This information comes after the group surveyed more than 100 jumbo employers (5,000-plus employees) in the United States.

Scott Thompson, president of employer practice for Benfield, says jumbo employers emerged as an important segment to single out because they "provide health care benefits to 58 million covered lives in the United States, or about one-third of all those covered by employer-sponsored insurance; [they] typically lead innovations in health care benefits and programs; and are both willing and able to drive change through the health care supply chain."

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