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Government Delays Online Health Exchange for Small Firms by a Year

healthcare systemThe U.S. government has moved to defer online health insurance exchanges for small businesses by one year, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Molly Ball writes businesses with less than 50 workers can buy insurance coverage for employees through a broker or offline.

A notice from the Department of Health and Human Services says that a feature for employees to choose plans has been delayed until 2015 when enrollment opens, according to the report.

Small firms have applied for coverage offline following the exchanges’ opening in October, Nextgov reports.

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