Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Working Women More Likely to be Dependents

Among the nation's employed, women are much more likely than men to have their health insurance provided by someone else's employer, This is called dependent coverage and is typically provided by a spouse. Here is the percentage of workers aged 26 to 64 who have employer-provided health insurance coverage through somebody else's employer...

Aged 26 to 44
Men: 8.8%
Women: 21.4%

Aged 45 to 64
Men: 12.7%
Women: 23.3%

Source: Census Bureau, Employment Based Health Insurance: 2010

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