Report Details Six Health Insurance Options for States to Cover Home Care Workers

Improving health insurance coverage options for home care workers

To build support for health insurance coverage for home care workers, the Service Employees International Union analyzed then-current approaches to providing health insurance to home care workers and identified and analyzed coverage options that presented replicable models.

Key Results:

  • Caring for the Caregivers: Options for Providing Health Insurance Coverage for Home Care Workers, an unpublished report, which included:
    • A description of efforts to provide health insurance coverage for home care workers in California and New York City.
    • An analysis of six health insurance options that states could use to cover home care workers. The report described each option (e.g., enrolling home care workers in multiemployer group health plans or state employees' health benefit plans), as well as its application, administrative structure, advantages and disadvantages, and cost estimates.

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