ADP Research Institute: Just Over Half of Eligible Part-Time Workers at Large Companies Elect Health Care Coverage

February 5th, 2013

Reuters (02/04/13)

The ADP Research Institute’s 2012 Study of Large Employer Health Benefits, based on data from about 300 nonunion U.S. companies employing 1,000 or more workers, reveals that 68% of the full-time work force selected employer-sponsored health coverage, versus 8% of the part-time work force. However, the number of part-time employees eligible for benefits is expected to rise in 2014, as the Affordable Care Act specifies that employees who work at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month are automatically eligible for employer-sponsored health plans. The study also shows that employers with more than 5,000 workers pay 14% less in health insurance premiums as a group than employers with 1,000 to 2,499 employees.

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