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Health :: Employment based health coverage most prevalent among working age Americans

Employment-based health benefits are the most common form of health insurance for nonpoor, nonelderly (those below age 65) individuals and workers in the United States.

In 2005, 63.1 percent of workers were covered by an employment-based health plan from their own employer, 14.9 percent had coverage through an employer as a dependent, and 17 percent were uninsured.

Among workers eligible for health benefits, 84.2 percent were covered by their employer, 9.8 percent had coverage through an employer as a dependent, and 4.8 percent were uninsured.


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