View Resource

Understanding Health Coverage Options Briefing Paper

Available formats:    PDF   |    DOC

For many Social Security beneficiaries accessing employer sponsored benefits is a work incentive that is mostly untapped. Many individuals consider employment as a way to improve their quality of life through increased income. Accessing employer sponsored benefits such as health coverage, short term or long term disability income coverage and life insurance can allow individuals to support their needs as well as those of a spouse and/or dependants. Many employers offer benefits to an individual who has worked for a specified period of time and hours. This briefing paper will focus on accessing employer sponsored health coverage when entering or re-entering the workforce.