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Health Care Countdown - 4
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Aug 15, 2013 01:23 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Fine print matters. That's especially true when crop producers like Christian Yunker of Elba, N.Y., assess who is a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates.

Thanks to a Treasury Department reprieve announced in July, "large" employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent workers won't be obligated to offer health insurance until 2015. Postponement is a relief, but Yunker is still struggling with the government's current definition of who is a full-time, part-time or seasonal employee.

For agriculture, determining who is full-time isn't as simple or straightforward as it is for office workers. "Even ...

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