What Is the Level of Availability and Coverage of Health Insurance in Small Firms?

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The Office of Advocacy recently posted several new one-page explanations of Small Business Facts — detailed answers to questions about small business economics. One installment in the series deals with health insurance patterns in small firms, and explains three realities of the health insurance marketplace:

• Small firms are less likely than large firms to offer health insurance;

• The proportion of employees who participate in health insurance plans, if offered, varies little by firm size; and

• The uninsured are more likely to be in small firms.

Concise explanations of these facts, plus sources for additional health insurance data are found in the complete article.  More installments in the Small Business Facts series are available on Advocacy’s website.