'Pay-or-play' triggers fresh thoughts on health programs

March 2010
Employee Benefit News;Mar2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p1
The article discusses the pay-or-play system proposed by Obamacare which forces employers in the U.S. to provide a certain level of health benefits to their employees to avoid tax penalties. It gives an overview of the dilemma faced by companies between spending money on health insurance and paying the penalties. It concludes that offering health benefits is important in the employer-employee relationship and abruptly pulling out health benefits will affect that relationship.


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