(Bloomberg) — Small business employees will have to wait a year before they can choose their own medical plans after the Obama administration delayed a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act intended to provide them with coverage options.

Starting in 2014, workers at companies with fewer than 100 employees were supposed to have been able to choose from a variety of health plans through new small-business insurance marketplaces. They’ll instead wait until at least 2015, according to regulations (here on page 15416) released by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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