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43 Percent of Small Employers Offered Health Insurance in 2008

Written by: PeopleKeep Team
September 17, 2009 at 8:02 AM

A medical expenditure survey by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that nationally, approximately 43% of small business (i.e. employers with less than 50 employees) offered health insurance in 2008.  You can view the actual survey or see below for a state-by-state summary.

State Small Employers Offering Health Insurance in 2008*
Alabama 48%
Alaska 32%
Arizona 35%
Arkansas 27%
California 47%
Colorado 38%
Connecticut 53%
Delaware 48%
D.C. 60%
Florida 42%
Georgia 38%
Hawaii 85%
Idaho 33%
Illinois 41%
Indiana 38%
Iowa 42%
Kansas 41%
Kentucky 41%
Louisiana 37%
Maine 46%
Maryland 44%
Massachusetts 59%
Michigan 44%
Minnesota 40%
Mississippi 30%
Missouri 43%
Montana 29%
Nebraska 29%
Nevada 49%
New Hampshire 54%
New Jersey 60%
New Mexico 36%
New York 49%
North Carolina 38%
North Dakota 41%
Ohio 46%
Oklahoma 36%
Oregon 40%
Pennsylvania 49%
Rhode Island 53%
South Carolina 39%
South Dakota 35%
Tennessee 39%
Texas 33%
Utah 38%
Vermont 46%
Virginia 44%
Washington 48%
West Virginia 37%
Wisconsin 38%
Wyoming 34%


United States 43%                       

                    SRC:  Agency for Heatlhcare Research and Quality Website

                   *Small employers are defined as companies with less than 50 employees and all percentages are rounded 

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Topics: Small Business, Small Group Health Insurance

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