Do EAPs satisfy minimum cover requirements?

July 2013
Business Insurance;7/29/2013, Vol. 47 Issue 15, p0003
The article cites the claim by experts that employers could use a very low-cost employee assistance plans (EAP) to certain staff as a means of avoiding a huge penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Employers are liable for a 2,000 dollars penalty for every full-time employee, if they do not offer what the Act calls minimum essential coverage to 95% of their full-time employees beginning in 2015. A statement from Buck Consultants' Rich Stover is presented.


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