Wages & Benefits

March 6, 2017

ACA Expanded Health Coverage for Direct Care Workers, New Data Shows

Access to health coverage improved significantly for direct care workers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Between 2010 and 2014, half a million workers gained coverage, reducing the uninsured rate among paid caregivers from 28 percent to 21 percent. 

Authored by PHI
December 8, 2016

New York City Home Health Aides Get 10% Wage Boost

With the minimum wage in New York City rising to $11 per hour at the end of the year, home health aides will see a full dollar added to their existing $10 per hour base wage. Their total base compensation will cross the $15 per hour mark for the first time.

November 16, 2016

Four States Raise Minimum Wage, Two Expand Sick Days

Four states passed ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage, and two also expanded paid sick days. These laws will help to raise the wages for direct care workers in those states.

Authored by PHI
September 12, 2016

Aging Today Features PHI Wage Research

PHI research on falling wages and rising demand for direct care workers is the subject of an article in the September/October 2016 issue of Aging Today, published by the American Society on Aging.


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