Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

California employer perspectives on older working adults specific to the Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate
by Fay, John Everett, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 49; 1570831
Abstract (Summary)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or the ACA, introduced legislation that mandated all large employers to offer health insurance to their employees or a monetary penalty will be assessed. The mandate inherently impacted employers with older workers. This paper analyzed how California employers viewed their older workers specific to the ACA through qualitative interviews. Sample size of ten (N =10) participants in the study: eight employers and two professionals managing health insurance plans. Themes emerged from participant employers who viewed their older workers as valuable and like family, while the age of the older workers did not influence the participant employers during the decision making process to offer a health plan in light of the ACA's mandate.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frates, Janice E.
Commitee: Claver, Maria C., Reiboldt, Wendy, Tagwerker, Scott
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Health care management
Keywords: Affordable care act, California, Employer, Gerontology, Health insurance, Older worker
Publication Number: 1570831
ISBN: 978-1-321-40053-3
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