More evidence is pouring in that underscores employers' commitment to providing health insurance to workers, despite having such options as the public and private insurance exchanges.

The publication Health Affairs reported that an analysis of data from June 2013 through September 2014 of worker-reported offer, take-up and coverage rates for employer-sponsored insurance plans showed no significant change in any of those measures during the 16-month study period. The data was provided by the Health Reform Monitoring Survey.

The numbers for all workers, which were essentially unchanged during the study period:

  • 82 percent offer rate;
  • 86 percent take-up rate;
  • 71 percent coverage rate.

For low-income workers, the numbers were lower but still did not vary significantly during the period. The study was done by four Urban Institute researchers.

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