New data suggests that whether companies deploy more part-time workers without health coverage is more dependent upon the state of the economy than the details of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

One of the criticisms of the PPACA has been that it would give companies an incentive to move workers from fulltime status to part-time to avoid having to provide health benefits to them.

A new report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute says the data doesn't really support that argument, and also points out that employers were moving workers from fulltime to part-time status before the law was enacted.

Continue Reading for Free

Register and gain access to:

  • Breaking benefits news and analysis, on-site and via our newsletters and custom alerts
  • Educational webcasts, white papers, and ebooks from industry thought leaders
  • Critical converage of the property casualty insurance and financial advisory markets on our other ALM sites, PropertyCasualty360 and ThinkAdvisor

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.