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OBAMACARE: Companies dump spouses from coverage...
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-you...2013-02-22

Companies have a new solution to rising health-insurance costs: Break up their employees’ marriages.

By denying coverage to spouses, employers not only save the annual premiums, but also the new fees that went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This year, companies have to pay $1 or $2 “per life” covered on its plans, a sum that jumps to $65 in 2014. And health law guidelines proposed recently mandate coverage of employees’ dependent children (up to age 26), but husbands and wives are optional. “The question about whether it’s obligatory to cover the family of the employee is being thought through more than ever before,” says Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health.

While surcharges for spousal coverage are more common, last year, 6% of large employers excluded spouses, up from 5% in 2010, as did 4% of huge companies with at least 20,000 employees, twice as many as in 2010, according to human resources firm Mercer. These “spousal carve-outs,” or “working spouse provisions,” generally prohibit only people who could get coverage through their own job from enrolling in their spouse’s plan.
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Everybody who argued with me about Obamacare being a great thing I just want to reach out and slap right now.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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csmith;82093 Wrote:Everybody who argued with me about Obamacare being a great thing I just want to reach out and slap right now.

Amen... Nothing good could possibly come from 636 politicians crafting health care reform.
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PisnNapalm;82128 Wrote:Amen... Nothing good could possibly come from 636 politicians crafting health care reform...that doesn't include them.

Fixed it for you.Big Grin
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Not sure why this is big news. Even before O many large companies had the provision that if a spouse was eligible for health care at their employment and that employer paid over 50% of the premium that were not allowed to be on dependant coverage or if that spouse was eligible for Medicare.
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