Exclusion of Abortion Coverage from Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

Exclusion of Abortion Coverage from Employer-Sponsored Health Plans – Issue Brief – 9461
  1. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer: Supplemental Tables. 2019 Jan (cited 2020 Jan). See Table 1: 267.5 million nonelderly people, 57.1% of whom are covered by employer-sponsored insurance.

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  2. This estimate excludes state and local government employees. While federal law (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA) generally exempts self-funded plans from state insurance regulations, states do have jurisdiction over the plans offered to state and local employees.

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  3. A TPA is an administrator or insurer that provides administrative services such as claims management, commonly for self-funded plans.

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  4. See Figure M.6 of the Survey Design and Methods section of the 2019 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey.

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  5. Some of the non-profits registered with the IRS have fewer than three employees. Only firms with at least three employees are included in the KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey.

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