No question that employers have been struggling with how to satisfy the ACA requirements of offering coverage while still avoiding what is perceived to be the heavy financial burden of offering full coverage. Some employers in this situation have considered offering a new type of plan to full-time employees, called a “minimum value” plan. From that concept derived a type of plan called a “skinny” plan that provides coverage for some medical services, but excludes coverage for others like inpatient hospital services, or possibly physician services.

See also: IRS closes ACA minimum value health plan loophole

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