- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Large employers have lost some confidence they’ll continue to offer health benefits, according to a survey from the consulting firm Watson Wyatt.

A total of 62 percent of employers were “very confident” they will still offer benefits 10 years from now, according to the survey, which was conducted late last year and in January. That’s down from 73 percent last year.

The drop marked the first decrease in employer confidence in the 14 years the survey has been conducted, according to Arlington, Va.-based Watson Wyatt. It did the survey with the National Business Group on Health.

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