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Employers could foot bill for religious objectors to contraceptive coverage
Modern Healthcare

As stakeholder groups examine HHS‘ recent final rule on contraceptive coverage under the healthcare reform law, non-religious employers and third-party benefits administrators are worried they’ll have to foot the bill for contraceptives for employees of Catholic health systems and other religiously affiliated employers that opt out of paying.

Late last week, the agency gave its final word on how mandated contraceptive coverage—considered a preventive service under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—pertains to religious organizations that object to the requirement.