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.
|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|
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