Chart showing growth Datasuggests that an employer's decision to offer health insurance isinfluenced greatly by the economy and the need to compete fortalent. (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-sponsoredhealth coverage looks very different than it did 10 years ago. Infact, the pressures placed on employers caused many to drop coverage during that time. After decliningsteadily since 2008, the percent of businesses offering healthinsurance saw its first increase between 2016 and 2017.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics 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.