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Survey: Employees like current health benefits, are open to ACA exchanges

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Most workers are satisfied with the health benefits they have now and aren’t interested in changing the current mix of benefits and wages offered by their employers, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

“By far, health insurance in particular continues to be the most important employee benefit to workers,” said Paul Fronstin, director of EBRI’s Health Research and Education Program.

One-half of workers with employer-provided health insurance said they are extremely (12%) or very satisfied (39%) with their current plans. Only 10% said they’re dissatisfied.

However, 66% of employees said they would be open to seeking health coverage on the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act—as long as employers keep contributing the same amount of money to premiums.

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