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Survey finds more workers in self-insured company health plans
Modern Healthcare

The share of workers in self-insured company health plans increased for the fourth straight year in 2011 to 58.5% of all private-sector employees, according to an employment research group. The Employee Benefit Research Institute analyzed data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and found a 1 percentage point increase last year in the share of private-sector employees in health plans operated by their employers, instead of commercially available plans. Ten years earlier, 48.8% of private-sector employees were in such plans.