Almost half of employers say they are unsure what impact health care reform would have on the benefit coverage they offer in the next five years, according to a recent survey by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.
Colonial, Columbia, S.C., surveyed human resources representatives at a recent conference, asking about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on employers.
It also asked them about the importance of voluntary benefits as part of their benefits programs.
On the impact of PPACA, Colonial Life’s survey produced these responses:
–49.5% were unsure of its impact
–19.5% expect to increase the benefits they offer
–17% expect to decrease the benefits they offer