What you need to know about the cap on out-of-pocket spending delay

By Tristan Lejeune

Since the Congressional Research Service reported that the Obama administration had missed as many as one- third of ACA’s legally required deadlines – and that report was circa November 2011 – the government has announced it won’t be able to verify individuals’ eligibility for ACA exchange subsidies until 2015 – relying on “the honor system” for a full year. Also delayed 12 months is the employer mandate requiring those with more than 50 employees to offer health care. And even while benefits administrators are still planning around that change, another yearlong delay has come to the fore: limits on out-of-pocket spending.

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