Historically, it's been all about building employee loyalty and tax breaks for businesses.
Some supplemental plans offer benefits that are related to health care, like access to meal delivery services or transportation to medical appointments.
The cost may push people in need of exams back to the doctor's office detering others from seeking medical help, health experts say.
It only calls for modest tweaks to the private long-term care insurance market.
With COVID-19-related job losses, health experts expect the number of people without insurance to grow this year.
Patient loads are still down. And the cost of PPE is way up.
The Economic Policy Institute estimates that number is at 12 million people.
The offers made business sense at the height of the pandemic. Things are more complicated now.
The issue has big implications for workers' access to safety net benefits that have become crucial during the pandemic.
The employer-provided health insurance losses projected to come could cost the U.S. economy another 1.5 million to 2.5 million jobs.