Non-Traditional Workers A Growing Group, Study Finds

Employee benefit providers could profit from paying more attention to non-traditional workers when writing group coverage plans, one labor advocacy group contends.

According to a report released in June, "Mobile Workers, Immobile Health Benefits," conducted by Working Today, a New York-based non-profit organization that advocates for the independent workforce, 30 percent of new media and high-tech independent workers have no health coverage and 31 percent rely on COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act).

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