Finding the Better Fit: Receiving Unemployment Insurance Increases Likelihood of Re-employment with Health Insurance

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April 23, 2005, (CEPR/EPI) Heather Boushey and Jeff Wenger

This joint CEPR/Economic Policy Institute issue brief is the first to examine whether workers who receive unemployment insurance (UI) increase their likelihood of employer-sponsored health insurance in their new job.  The findings prove that in general, receiving UI benefits increases the likelihood of being hired into a job that provides employer-sponsored health insurance.

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