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UPS to cut employees’ working spouses from its health plans
Washington Post

United Parcel Service is planning to end health care coverage for thousands of its employees’ working spouses. The decision is expected to affect approximately 15,000 of the package delivery giant’s 33,000 spouses currently covered under its plan for nonunionized workers, according to a company memo first reported by USA Today and Kaiser Health Service Wednesday. Spouses who don’t have access to employer-based coverage elsewhere will continue to be covered.  In the memo, UPS attributed the change, at least in part, to the Affordable Care Act, saying that “the change is consistent with the way many large employers are responding to the costs associated with the Health Care Reform legislation.”