Due to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, benefit experts argue that employers across the country should consider “skinny” plans – the barebones, minimum essential health coverage option – in order to cover their full-time workforce, and not break the bank.

In lieu of paying the ACA’s hefty fines, such as the $2,000-per employee “nuclear” penalty, McDermott Will & Emery attorneys say that employers are pondering a calculated gamble by offering skinny plans to satisfy the ACA’s employer mandate.

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