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Rule would require big employers to offer unsubsidized dependent coverage
Modern Healthcare

Those employers that are required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to offer qualified health insurance coverage or pay a penalty are also required to offer unsubsidized health insurance coverage to their employees’ dependent children, under a proposed rule unveiled late Dec. 28. The National Business Group on Health argues that the law does not concern dependents and for that reason there should be no dependent requirements in the rule, said Steve Wojcik, vice president of public policy for the employers group.