The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seems to be reading some Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) employer coverage mandate provisions in ways that could help employers.

Ed Fensholt, a health compliance analyst at Lockton Companies, has given that assessment in a commentary on IRS PPACA employer mandate regulations that were proposed earlier this month.

The draft regulations, and a related set of IRS answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), would help the IRS, employers and benefits firms implement the PPACA "employer shared responsibility" provisions.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.