He makes a good point...will the employees still be there to reap any benefits or will they have moved on to another company? BD
According to Beilenson, employer-based coverage does not encourage companies to cover preventive care because it is likely employees will leave before the company will reap the benefits. In addition, he adds that the cost of health care coverage has risen "at far greater rates" than other sectors of the economy, which puts "greater and greater strain" on businesses, particularly small businesses. Beilenson continues that recent court decisions also will force businesses that offer health coverage to "change their practices to adequately cover the costs of retiree benefits as well."