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Hobby Lobby delays insurance year, postponing millions in fines

January 14, 2013

Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain that is defying the HHS mandate by refusing to offer insurance coverage for the morning-after pill, has delayed the start of its insurance year by several months, thus postponing the prospect of a daily $1.3-million fine.

“Hobby Lobby discovered a way to shift the plan year for its employee health insurance, thus postponing the effective date of the mandate for several months,” Hobby Lobby’s attorney said in a statement. “Hobby Lobby does not provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs in its healthcare plan. Hobby Lobby will continue to vigorously defend its religious liberty and oppose the mandate and any penalties.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 14, 2013 5:50 PM ET USA

    Women of good will everywhere should note the providential nature of having a renewed and godly excuse for buying more yarn or scrapbooking materials. See you later.