2016 Trend – Continued Adoption of Working Spouse Provisions

As widely predicted, the adoption of working spouse provisions is continuing to climb. This trend is expected to continue in 2016, with 40% of employers planning to implement some version of a working spouse provision in the next two years.

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What is a Working Spouse Rule?

Rising benefit costs and healthcare reform compliance have employers exploring different approaches to cost containment. One growing trend is the implementation of a Working Spouse Rule.