Employers, for better or for worse, are investing more in healthcare for their employees, according to a new survey commissioned bythe Transamerica Center for Health Studies and conducted by HarrisPoll in August.

The survey, which included 1,500 business executives across thecountry found that the percentage of companies that do not provideany health benefit to employees is at an-all time low — 18 percent.That's up from 21 percent two years ago, before the PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was implemented.

Virtually all firms (99 percent) with more than 50 employeesprovide their full-time workers with health care, compared to only61 percent of businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

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