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IRS to Issue New Health Care Reform Law Affordability Test
Workforce Management

The Internal Revenue Service said it will develop new rules that will make it easier for employers to determine if their health care plans are “affordable” and exempt from a stiff financial penalty mandated by the health care reform law.

Under the law, starting in 2014, employers are liable for an annual $3,000 penalty for those employees whose required health insurance premium contribution for single coverage exceeds 9.5 percent of family income and the employees are eligible for federal premium subsidies to buy coverage through state insurance exchanges.

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