In July 2011, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released a new study, "Small Business and Health Insurance: One Year After Enactment of PPACA", focused on the affect health reform has had on employee health benefits. The study predicts that less than 25% of small businesses will offer group health insurance in 2014.
According to the study:
42% of small employers offer group health insurance today.
57% of those small employers are likely to drop health coverage by 2014.
100% of the small employers that are likely to drop health coverage, also said they would continue to provide coverage to employees if a "tax-excluded contribution" solution existed (the tax-excluded contribution solution exists via defined contribution health plans).