The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is trying to preventemployers from getting around the new “play or pay” health benefitsrules by reclassifying full-time workers as something else.

The IRS talk about methods for classifying specific types ofworkers, such as teachers, airline pilots and rehired workers, inthe preamble to draft regulations for implementing the “sharedresponsibility” parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(PPACA).

The IRS also covers topics such as use of staffing agencies toavoid the PPACA benefits requirements and how to determine whetherthe benefits provided meet PPACA affordability standards.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. 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 through X at @Think_Allison.