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How “Minimum” Is Your Health Insurance Coverage? IRS Proposes Regulations on Offering and Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage Starting in 2014

How “Minimum” Is Your Health Insurance Coverage? IRS Proposes Regulations on Offering and Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage Starting in 2014


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Proposed regulations issued by the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on February 1, 2013, provide guidance to individuals and employers on what constitutes “minimum essential coverage” (MEC)—the health insurance that employers must offer to employees and the health insurance that most individuals must carry, starting in 2014, to avoid tax penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act).

The Aon Hewitt bulletin below discusses:

  • The definition of MEC, including what types of employer-sponsored group health coverage meet the definition; and
  • Individuals who must maintain MEC or pay a shared responsibility payment.

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