Morgan Health Study Flags Disparities in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

In a finding that could serve as a wakeup call for health insurers and their employer clients, a new study has found that significant health disparities exist among workers based on their race, ethnicity, income levels and sexuality.

Caroline Pearson, senior vice president of health care strategy at NORC at the University of Chicago, says the results show companies must do much more than simply offer coverage to their employers and need to focus on other issues impacting their health outcomes. NORC, a nonpartisan research organization, conducted the study of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI), which was sponsored by Morgan Health, the health care arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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