- Situation of employees who want to leave their current positions but feel they cannot because they would lose their health benefits. In the United States, health benefits are provided primarily by employers, but most benefit programs do not cover pre-existing conditions. This “locks” many employees with health problems to their current job. A new law passed in 1996 is intended to create portability of health benefits, thereby reducing employees’ sense of job lock.
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