UPS Won't Insure Spouses Of Some Employees

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "Partly blaming the health law, United Parcel Service is set to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. Many analysts downplay the Affordable Care Act’s effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move is part of a long-term trend of shrinking corporate medical benefits. But the shipping giant repeatedly cites the act to explain the decision, adding fuel to the debate over whether the law erodes traditional employer coverage" (Hancock, 8/21). Read the story.

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