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Largely Overlooked ACA Fee Set To Take Effect in 2014

The Affordable Care Act includes a largely overlooked fee on employers for the coverage of workers with pre-existing conditions that could cost some of the largest U.S. businesses tens of millions of dollars, according to certain employers. A portion of the fee -- which will start at $63 per employee in 2014 and decline over a three-year period -- could be passed on to workers, the employers said.

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