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Still a wait and see on employer sponsored health care?

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: With health care reform a reality, what is the next step for your organization?

  • We’re still waiting and seeing what really happens before we even discuss anything, 65%
  • We aren’t planning on having any meetings. Nothing will change, 13%
  • We’re planning to have meetings within the next three months to make some decisions, 9%
  • We’ve been planning for months and are ready to take action immediately, 8%
  • We’re planning to have meetings but don’t know when it will happen, 5%

These results are extremely surprising (and not in a good way). There are mandates in the current bill that are going to be implemented immediately that will impact your company-sponsored plans and a large majority of people are not even talking about it? Not even a single meeting? What are we waiting for?

Lance Haun is community director for ERE.net, the main guy over at Rehaul.com and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board.