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[IWS] AARP: WORK AND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR 50-to 64-YEAR OLDS [August 2014]

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WORK AND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR 50-to 64-YEAR OLDS [August 2014]

http://www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-2014/work-and-health-insurance-for-50-to-64-year-olds-AARP-ppi-health.html

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http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/health/2014/work-and-health-insurance-for-50-to-64-year-olds-AARP-ppi-health.pdf

[full-text, 3 pages]

 

This report discusses the prevalence of employer-sponsored health coverage among 50- to 64-year-olds as of 2012-and looks at new options for coverage. 

 

Working or having a family member connected to the work force is the way most 50-64 year olds obtain access to health insurance: nearly two-thirds had employer-sponsored health insurance in 2012.

 

But working is not a guarantee of employer-sponsored health insurance.  Part-time workers and the self-employed are much less likely than full-time workers to have insurance through their employment. In fact, one in four workers in this age group lacked employer-sponsored health insurance in 2012.

 

 

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