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Small Business Employee Benefits and HR Blog

Small Businesses Continue to Drop Health Coverage

The percentage of small businesses in the United States offering health benefits dropped from 47% in 2000 to 42% in 2009.

A recent graphic provided by Bloomberg Businessweek (below) outlined how states like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Wisconsin all saw the percentage of small businesses that offer health coverage drop by 9% or greater.  Michigan saw the greatest decline with a 14% decrease. 

Where does your state fall?

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