Social & Education Policy

Fending for Themselves: Nonstandard Workers, Health Insurance Coverage and the Labor Market

O’Connor, N.; Cannon, A.; Fisher, P.S.; Gordon, C.
09/2011

Abstract

This final report, Fending for Themselves: Nonstandard Workers, Health Insurance Coverage and the Labor Market, is the second of two reports prepared by the Iowa Policy Project for the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, in fulfillment of Agreement #: EA-18258-09-60-A-19.

Fending for Themselves and an earlier report, Not Your Father’s Health Insurance: Discount Medical Plans and the Health Care Crisis, both were produced by the Iowa Policy Project and funded fully from this $335,043 contract for research on employment and training costs of uninsurance and the impact on contingent workers. The conclusions and recommendations contained in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Labor.

The earlier report, Not Your Father’s Health Insurance: Discount Medical Plans and the Health Care Crisis, was released in September 2010; it is summarized here. Both of these reports may be found on the Iowa Policy Project website at www.iowapolicyproject.org.