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From tourism and construction to retail, food and even accounting, many industries have a strong seasonal component that requires hiring temporary workers to generate much of their company’s annual revenue. What some employers of seasonal workers aren’t aware of is that seasonal employees may also be eligible for employer healthcare benefits under the Affordable Care Act. In fact, an employer’s hard-earned revenue can be placed at risk of having to cover hefty IRS fines if they don’t follow the law.

What does that mean, exactly, for benefits professionals?

 

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