Bloomberg Law
June 23, 2020, 4:07 AM

Most Furloughed Workers Holding Onto Health Coverage for Now

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

More people are uninsured as a result of Covid-19, but many furloughed workers are still holding on to employer coverage—for now.

Findings from a report released Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund found that of the 2,271 adults surveyed from May 13 through June 2, 21% said they or their partner had lost a job or were furloughed as a result of the pandemic. But 53% still had health coverage through the job. About three in 10 respondents with no coverage through a job affected by the pandemic are uninsured.

The Commonwealth Fund, a think tank that pushes for ...

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