Budget sheet For now, 15% ofemployers expect their 2020 health care costs will be on par withwhat they've budgeted, while 46% are unsure. (Photo:Shutterstock)

This year is not shaping up quite the way anyone expected. Assuch, the IRS in May issued a rare guidance giving employers the option toallow their employees to make changes to their health insurance andbenefits enrollment.

The guidance was not mandatory, and employers could opt to leavetheir benefits plan for the year-as is. But with so much else goingon, how many employers have actually taken that step?

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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.