Companies won't likely move away from employer-based coverage to instead offer stipends for their employees to buy plans through health insurance exchanges, reported the New York Times.
Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would delay the individual mandate until 2016, essentially postponing the individual mandate until its employer counterpart takes effect.
Although some companies have stopped providing insurance coverage as they shift their employees to the health insurance exchanges, experts say such a decision doesn't make economic sense for employers.
Many large companies are considering whether and how to adjust their health insurance policies in the post-reform market. Target's decision to drop health coverage for its part-time workers offers several lessons that could predict whether other companies will follow suit, according to Politico.
Premiums continue to increase, albeit at a slightly slower pace than in past years, and employers haven't dropped coverage, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.