We all remember the trumpeting of health care reform (PPACA). We all heard that if we wanted to, we would be able to keep our existing benefits. A recent poll suggests that is wrong.
According to data from the Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), 51% of HR managers say they will keep their health care offerings. That leaves 49% who either won't or are not sure. The biggest hurdle may not be cost, but the implementation process. 54% said that the provision requiring coverage of adult children is creating implementation problems. 34% complained about the exclusion on reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses for over-the-counter medication as being an implementation challenge.
To me, this suggests that many of us will not be able to keep our health care benefits. Stay tuned.