Workers rank health care as the most critical issue in the nation, according to new research from the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI). A survey finds that a majority of workers describe the health care system as poor or fair, although workers’ satisfaction in their own health plans remains high. Rising health care costs have implications for financial wellbeing among workers. Of the one-half of workers reporting cost increases, 26% state they have decreased their contributions to retirement plans and 43% have decreased their contributions to other savings.
The report can be obtained at https://www.ebri.org/pdf/notespdf/EBRINotes%20v39no13.pdf.