US insurance giant Humana will start offering dental insurance to millions more Americans, the company announced on Thursday.
The announcement comes just days after the Trump administration ordered that all federal contractors cover health insurance to all employees.
Humana said in a statement that it had reached a deal with a number of insurance companies that will cover a portion of its employees for life, starting in 2018.
The company said the agreement would provide a safe and affordable alternative for many of its workers.
“It is the right thing to do,” said Jim Giddens, Humana’s chief executive officer.
“We are proud to be able to offer a comprehensive plan to our workers, which is a significant reduction in costs for many.”
The announcement is an attempt to fill a gap in the insurance market that has been shrinking in recent years as employers have cut back on workers’ insurance premiums and the cost of living has increased.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers with more than 50 workers to offer coverage to their workers at least once a year.
In 2016, Humaniacs plans covered about 40% of employees.
The ACA also required that employers provide at least one employee health insurance policy, which they were allowed to do if they were a large company or if they had 50 or more employees.
The law also gave employees a tax credit for up to $5,000 for health insurance, which was a key provision for many employers.
The law also set limits on deductibles for employees, which made it difficult for many businesses to offer health insurance plans.
In addition to Humana, the companies that are expected to offer insurance to their employees include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cigna and Humana Health Care.
The insurance companies are expected provide coverage to about 30 million Americans, including millions of workers who have no access to employer-sponsored coverage.
The new plans will be available starting on January 1, 2019, and will cost about $1,500 per month for a single plan.
In 2018, Humans plans covered around 5 million people.
Humana will cover some of its 2.5 million employees with plans that cover up to an average of $2,500 a month.
The cost of the new insurance coverage is about $3,000 per year for a family plan, which Humana has already said it will cover.