Employer Mandate Delay will Drive Consumers into Exchanges, Experts Say

Insurers likely will see even more consumers shopping for coverage on the health insurance exchanges after the Obama administration delayed the reform law’s employer mandate.

The move could drive “a few million” more consumers to the online marketplaces, Larry Levitt, senior vice president for the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Bloomberg.

That’s because employees who would otherwise have received health coverage through their companies will be newly in the market for insurance.

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