- Buyers and suppliers disagree about who should pay for healthcare reform; buyers expect to absorb an average of 15% of the increased costs, while suppliers expect to pass on an average of 60%
- Employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees who fail to offer health insurance to their full-time staff (30 hours/week or more) – and have at least one full-time employee who gets government assistance obtaining insurance – are subject to a $2,000 penalty per full-time employee, except for the first 30 employees, starting Jan. 1, 2014. Since temporary employees are employed by the staffing firm, staffing firms will be required to provide insurance to their temporary employees.
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