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  •  Great Point! (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, Bisbonian, CwV

    There are any number of ways to do these things, and any number of ways that they could be structured, that would make these requirements less-easily avoided.  I would suggest a combination  of factors, and meeting 2 or 3 of those metrics would require compliance.  E.G.;  a) at a certain number of employees, you'd have to provide health insurance for all employees, including part-time employees (this would create a reverse incentive than the one currently, where in order to keep below the magic line, the employer would be tempted to give people full time jobs, to keep their number of employees down); b)  or if more than 5 employees receive compensation (including stock options, etc.) of more than
    $249,999 annually, then the company would be required to provide insurance to all employees earning less than that amount; or c)  if the business  makes more than $XXX in gross earnings, same applies; or d) if the business makes more than $XXX in profits, same applies; or e) some combination of meeting two or three of these metrics (and I'm sure others could be included).  That would make a hell of a lot more sense IMO.

    We are the first to look up and know, with absolute certainty, that the sword we ourselves have forged, is real.

    by Jbearlaw on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:13:29 AM PST

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