For the first time in six years, Colorado’s health insurance market is showing signs of improvement. More employers are offering insurance coverage, and more working families are being covered.
From 2005 to 2006, 1,289 more businesses offered coverage to their employees and dependants, according to a report from the Colorado Division of Insurance.
That seems like a very modest improvement until it’s compared to the previous five years. From 2000 to 2005, nearly 23,902 businesses discontinued coverage – an average loss of 4,780 businesses per year.