No-Spouse Health Plans To Catch On As ACA Fees Loom

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The high-profile move by shipping giant United Parcel Service Inc. to end health benefits for the spouses of 15,000 workers if employer-provided coverage is available elsewhere will likely become common as companies try to cope with Affordable Care Act fees and sky-high health care bills, experts say.

So-called spousal exclusions are quickly gaining popularity, with 4 percent of employers with at least 1,000 workers using them this year and an additional 8 percent expected to enact such restrictions next year, according to a survey by the...
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