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Panel Says Top Employers Need to Offer Health Coverage
Workforce Management

Despite the costs and administrative burden, several large employers see advantages to continuing to provide health care coverage and avoiding the health reform law’s “play-or-pay” penalties that go into effect in 2014.

Health care coverage “distinguishes us as an employer. We like the idea of providing a plan and offering wellness to enable employees to improve the quality of their lives,” Pamela French, director of global benefits and integration in human resources at Boeing Co. in Chicago, said at a recent National Business Group on Health conference in Washington.