Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)/Skinny Plans

Minimum essential coverage (MEC) plans have become synonymous with “skinny plans.” Yet virtually all employer-sponsored major medical plans satisfy the criteria for MEC under the ACA – not just skinny or limited medical plans. Most MEC plans are considered to…

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Affordability Considerations

For purposes of individual eligibility for tax subsidies through a public Exchange, and for compliance with the employer shared responsibility rules under §4980H, it is important to understand whether coverage offered under an employer-sponsored group health plan is “affordable.” When…

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