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Most employers to keep sponsoring health plans: survey
Modern Healthcare

Faced with a stiff financial healthcare reform law penalty and other financial costs, the overwhelming majority of employers intend to keep sponsoring healthcare plans, with many planning design changes, according to a new survey. Released Thursday, the survey of nearly 800 large and midsize employers found that just 6% of respondents intend to completely exit the healthcare system over the next three to five years. The finding is not surprising, says Jim Winkler, chief innovation officer in Norwalk, Conn., with Aon Hewitt’s U.S. health and benefits practice.