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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 06:02 PM CDT

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Under the new health care reform rules, only employers with 50 or more full-time workers will be required to offer affordable health insurance coverage, or pay a fine. But almost all individual Americans will need coverage or face a fine themselves, including the boss. The new law also relies on employers to educate their workers about ...

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