Employer Assessment

| August 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

MassAHU feels that an employer mandate provides a platform for further regulatory control and sets a precedent for increasing the mandate amounts over time. The $295 assessment is not meaningful enough for employers to purchase employee insurance. Additionally, employers who actually do provide insurance to their employees have not been relieved of their burden to contribute to the state’s uncompensated care costs.

It is an erroneous assumption to think that mandated health insurance does not affect wages and other forms of employee compensation. In the spirit of competition for the best talent and skills, employers should be allowed to design their own program of employee compensation including wages, insurance, and other fringe benefits, without government intervention.

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