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Study Finds Employers Are Hiring More Freelancers To Avoid Obamacare
by Juliegrace Brufke | May 3, 2016
An influx of employers are getting rid of health benefits by shrinking their full-time workforce and hiring freelancers in 2016 due to the increase in costs caused by the Affordable Care Act according to a study released Tuesday.
Nearly one-third of companies intend to work towards “eliminating” healthcare benefits because of the ACA, the study found, and 60 percent of companies intend to hire more freelance employees than full-time employees. The study was conducted by Field Nation, a cloud-based company that connects employers with contractors, and Future Workplace, an executive development firm.
The ACA requires employers of 50 or more full-time people to provide health benefits.
Despite health-care plans being a major factor in helping draw skilled workers, a large number of companies said they are open to changing their business model in order to avoid the crippling costs.
“While 89 percent said healthcare benefits are key attracting and retaining talent, nearly one-third of companies intend to eliminate them due to the ACA,” the study reads. (Read More)
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