What do contract employees, students taking a break from school to go back to work, employees working for low wages and those between jobs have in common? Known as “the gap population,” this group faces a unique difficulty when securing affordable, long-term health insurance.
The cost of healthcare has become a hot topic in American politics in recent years, and with good reason. A recent Bankrate survey found that 22 percent of Americans are losing sleep over healthcare or insurance costs, up from 13 percent just one year ago.
Under a program enacted in Washington state this spring, workers can get up to $36,500 to help pay for long-term health care and services such as installing grab bars in the shower or respite care for family caregivers.