Only 54 percent of private companies in New Jersey offer health insurance to their employees, but that’s significantly higher than the national average, which is 50 percent.
For the most part, the lack of insurance coverage for employees relates only to small businesses, since 95.6 percent of companies with 50 employees or more offer health insurance. That’s about the average nationally.
When it comes to companies with 50 or fewer companies, however, the story is different. Only 44 percent of these companies in New Jersey offer health insurance. Yet again, that’s significantly higher than the country in general; nationally, only 35 percent of companies with fewer than 50 employees offer health insurance.