What are the recent trends in employer-based health coverage?

Employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) is the largest source of health coverage for non-elderly people, covering 60.4% of this population in March 2023. Not all workers have access to ESI, however; some workers are in jobs where the employer does not offer coverage (usually smaller employers) and some workers are not eligible for the coverage offered at their job. Additionally, some workers do not enroll in the ESI they are offered.

This chart collection presents analysis of data from recent Annual Economic and Social (March) Supplements (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS) to examine who among non-elderly people has ESI and which workers are offered and eligible for coverage at their current jobs.

The analysis of part of the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.

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