A select survey of human resource and benefits managers at larger corporations reveals most of them harbor concerns about the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But they aren't letting it dictate their benefit package designs.

Payroll giant ADP conducted the survey of more than 400 executives from companies with 1,000 or more employees.

One takeaway: Many of those interviewed admitted they weren't fully comfortable with their preparedness for meeting some of the criteria of the PPACA. Nonetheless, 70 percent said they intended to manage act compliance internally, an indication that the C-suite expects its HR team to figure it out.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.