Affordable coverage under PPACA, theoretically

The IRS and HHS have been issuing guidance and notices, as well as regulations, regarding the definition of affordable coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But employers seem to be caught up in household income, 8%, 9.5% and what constitutes affordable coverage to avoid penalties. So breaking down this one issue of “affordability,” let’s summarize where we presently appear to be (at least as I understand the rules):

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