Health Costs, Economy Top Business Concerns as Election Looms: Survey
Health care costs and the economy are the top factors affecting both employers' business decisions and their vote in the upcoming presidential election, according to a survey released today by the Principal Financial Group.
More than half of employers (57%) say health care costs are top of mind in regards to their business decisions, while slightly less (54%) cite economic growth. Other top issues include uncertainty of taxes (45%), gas prices (43%), unemployment (37%) and inflation (36%). The Principal group surveyed 604 business owners in companies of 10-500 employees.