From Health Affairs:
Employer-Sponsored Insurance Enrollment Stable In 2014
Bethesda, MD—Before the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions took effect in 2014, policy makers were concerned that new regulations, options, and penalties could cause companies to stop offering health insurance to their employees. A new study, being released as a Web First by Health Affairs, compared the extent to which US employers dropped or added this employee benefit between 2013 and 2014. According to the authors, there was little change between those years: 46.38 percent of private-sector employers offered coverage in both years, and 49.08 percent did not offer it in either year. Furthermore, just 3.45 percent of employers dropped coverage in 2014, and 1.10 percent added it (see exhibit below.) The authors used data from the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey–Insurance Component.