Employers try to assess health care impact

NORTH BAY — Employers large and small are scrambling to assess the impact of the massive health care legislation passed in March.

According to several human resources experts, apprehension abounds as employees will now be required to have health insurance, either individually bought or through employers.

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“Right now a lot of employers are pretty clueless,” said Brenda Gilchrist, principal and chief executive officer of the HRMatrix, which works with many larger employers.

Smaller employers with fewer than 50 employees stand to benefit, although confusion is prevalent there, too, said David Israel, a human resources consultant for HRtoGo.

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