Enrollment in employment-based health plans may be declining faster than Congressional Budget Office analysts thought it would. Analysts at Mark Farrah Associates have published data raising that possibility in a review of 2014 enrollment data.
The analysts used insurer data to come up with a count of insured plan enrollees, and company and industry sources to estimate the number of people in self-insured employer health plans, or “administrative services only” (ASO) plans. CBO analysts predicted the number of people in group health plans would fall just 0.3 percent, or 500,000, this year.
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