The Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with the Journal of the American Medical Association, released an infographic as part of their Visualizing Health Policy series that shows trends in employer-sponsored health coverage between 2000 and 2015.
- The number of employees covered under an employer-sponsored health plan dropped from 63 percent to 56 percent with the biggest decrease occurring in smaller firms (between 3 to 199 employees).
- Individuals with lower incomes are less likely to have coverage under an employer-sponsored health plan, which has been the trend since 1999.
- In 2015, larger employers (with 50 or more employees) were more likely to offer health benefits, as were those with more higher-wage employees.
- Most large employers offered coverage to spouses and other dependents but less than half offered coverage to same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partners.
- A small percentage of employers made changes for 2015 in response to the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate, such as changing some jobs from full-time to part-time so employees would not be eligible for coverage.