Three out of four of those surveyed believe that, of all their employer-sponsored benefits, health coverage is the one they can’t do without.
Among those polled:
- 64% say their out-of-pocket health care expenses have increased over the last four years
- 75% value health care coverage more than any other benefit
- 65% are concerned that they may not be able to afford coverage if health care costs continue to rise
- almost half believe their employer should offer more help in paying for health care coverage.
The survey, which was conducted by Cherry Communications on behalf of the Florida AFL-CIO, comprised the responses of 500 adult Florida residents on June 10 and 11.