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.”
- Hobby Lobby finds way around $1.3-million-a-day Obamacare hit - for now (CNN)
- Hobby Lobby Statement (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)
- Hobby Lobby will defy mandate, risk fines; federal court blocks enforcement in separate case (CWN, 12/31)
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