Thursday, February 28. 2013
Rising health insurance premium costs are likely to be a fact of life when the coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, and it might prompt some companies to dramatically retool the way in which they extend care to workers' spouses.
Experts say that it seems likely there will be a wave of employers changing the ways in which they provide their workers with health insurance once the new healthcare laws go into effect as a means of better protecting their bottom lines, and that might mean that they no longer cover employees' spouses at all, according to a report from Investor's Business Daily. Further, it's likely that more companies will also take this step once they see the full cost the ACA has for them specifically.
That in turn will likely lead workers to wade into state healthcare exchanges to cover their spouses' health insurance needs, the report said. This could create more financial strain for many families across the country.
The ways in which all aspects of healthcare reform will affect companies and consumers alike is not totally clear, but experts believe things will become illuminated once they go into effect.
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