Nearly Half Of Workers Do Not Know How ACA Will Impact Them

Nearly half of American workers do not feel knowledgeable about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact them personally, according to recent research from Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company.

In a poll of more than 1,000 U.S. employees, 47 percent of workers said that they are not very knowledgeable or not at all knowledgeable about the impact the ACA will have on them. Thirty-three percent say they are not very knowledgeable about the law and its proposed personal impact, and 14 percent say they are not at all knowledgeable.

Colonial Life asked survey respondents what they viewed as the most reliable sources of information about the ACA. The majority of respondents (48 percent) said that the federal government websites are the most reliable source of information about the ACA and its personal impact on them, followed by internet or other online news sources (44 percent), their employers or HR departments (36 percent), insurance company websites or literature (30 percent), TV news programs (25 percent), printed magazines or newspapers (20 percent), and family and friends (18 percent).

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