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Business Insurance, February 7, 2011

February 10 2011

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Health reforms face legal battle
By JERRY GEISEL
WASHINGTON—As the legal and congressional assault on the health care reform law intensifies and uncertainty grows, employers should hold off on dramatic changes until the law’s future is decided, benefit experts say.

Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act nearly 11 months ago, many employers have been following a two-part compliance strategy.

The first part has been to examine and then amend their health care plans to comply with mandated design changes, such as extending coverage to employees’ adult children and eliminating lifetime dollar limits, that took effect in January for calendar-year plans.

The second part has been more strategic and longer term, involving provisions in the law that do not take effect until 2014 and later. The biggest decision involves a provision that will require employers with at least 50 employees to offer either qualified coverage or pay an annual fine of $2,000 per full-time employee. ...

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Published weekly by Crain Communications, Inc., Business Insurance  is the authoritative voice of the commercial insurance industry providing news, trends and analysis to 45,000 readers on risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation.

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