McDonald's, others granted health insurance waivers

Insurance provider for McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Denny’s franchisee get one-year reprieve on premium increases for low-cost, ‘mini-med plans’

McDonald’s, Jack in the Box and a Denny’s franchisee in New Mexico are among 30 companies that received one-year waivers from a provision in the government’s health-care reform legislation raising the cost of minimum insurance benefits for seasonal, part-time and low-wage employees.

The waivers, approved by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will not require companies to raise the minimum annual coverage over the next four years, as mandated in

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