Chart showing growth Data suggests that an employer’s decision to offer health insurance is influenced greatly by the economy and the need to compete for talent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The health care industry has been chaotic over the last decade, to put things mildly. Between soaring prices and a deluge of government regulations, employer-sponsored health coverage looks very different than it did 10 years ago. In fact, the pressures placed on employers caused many to drop coverage during that time. After declining steadily since 2008, the percent of businesses offering health insurance saw its first increase between 2016 and 2017.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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