Capsules: Survey: Employers Less Confident Of Future Health Benefits; Insurers Take The Lead To Reach Florida Latinos

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jay Hancock writes about the findings from this survey of large companies: "Big employers are pretty sure they’ll keep offering workers health care coverage. But they seem a lot less sure than they used to be, according to a survey released Thursday. Only one large company in four recently surveyed by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health is confident it will provide medical coverage in a decade. That’s down from 73 percent in 2007 and 38 percent in 2010" (Hancock, 3/6).

In addition, WLRN's Sammy Mack, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports that insurers are taking the lead in Florida with targeted health law outreach efforts: "About a third of Florida’s Hispanics are not covered by insurance, yet insurers need them to sign up. They tend to be younger and healthier than the rest of the population, so insurers want them since they may pay more into the system than they use in services. Having healthy, young people on their rolls helps insurers balance the books" (Mack, 3/6). Check out what else is on the blog.

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