The IRS, in what would be a blow to employers, is proposing companies shouldn't be allowed to count the cost of wellness programs in their health care plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Should it be affirmed, the rule would force employers to spend more to meet the law's minimum value provisions.

Wellness programs are a key part of the PPACA.

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