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UPS dropping health coverage for working spouses
Washington Times

Citing in part the new health care law, the United Parcel Service said it will drop health coverage for about 15,000 working spouses of employees who are eligible for coverage from their own employers. The company said the move was its best option to keep health care costs in check, given the health care law’s fees and mininum-coverage requirements. “Since the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide affordable coverage, we believe your spouse should be covered by their own employer — just as UPS has a responsibility to offer coverage to you, our employee,” the company said in an undated memo first reported Wednesday by Kaiser Health News.