If a recent survey published at www.gallup.com is correct, a large number of youth participating in camp, 4-H, pre-college programs, and other youth activities may not be insured under employer-based insurance coverage. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index only 44.5% of adults are covered at work. In addition, over 17% of adults have no insurance. Remaining adults were insured by a government plan or a category termed “something else”.
The report concludes future coverage cut backs are likely as businesses and all levels of government struggle with tough economic conditions. A common restriction workers will see in 2012 are new requirements designed to limit work based coverage for spouses. Gallup says employer based insurance coverage has been steadily declining since 2009.