TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Soon several employers will change the way they insure their employees.
Nathan Myers, a Political Science Assistant Professor with Indiana State University shared with News 10 the possible future in health-care trends.
Myers says one hot topic; companies could start hiring only part-time versus full-time employees. It's a way to avoid paying benefits and save the employer money.
As for larger companies, Myers says many may no longer cover an employees spouse on future health plans.
There's been a lot of concern about spousal exclusion particularly with business that provide what are called Cadillac health care plans," said Myers
That means the premium plans or ones that provide generous benefits may exclude health coverage for a husband or wife unless the spouse's job doesn't provide health insurance.
As for small businesses Myers says they may not provide insurance at all because it's cheaper to pay the penalty.
Myers says many companies are in limbo when it comes to the future of health-care.
Experts also say we may not see changes until 2014 when President Barack Obama's health care plan goes into effect.
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