In 2017, the overall percentage of private-sector employers offering health benefits increased for the first time between 2008 and 2017. In 2008, 56.4 percent of private-sector employers offered health benefits, but by 2016, it was down to 45.3 percent. However, the overall percentage increased again to 46.9 percent in 2017.
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Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.
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