White House Delays Employer Health-Care Mandate

Health_Reform_ImageThe Administration has announced that it will put off for one year, the implementation of the employer health-care mandate.

The Affordable Care Act requires that companies with 50 or more employees provide health insurance or pay a fine. This mandate was to begin January 1, 2014, but the U.S. Treasury announced yesterday that this requirement will not be implemented until 2015. A formal guide describing the transition will be published by the Treasury within the next week.

Businesses have voiced concerns about the requirements and the complexity to effectively implement them. As a result, employers will have an additional year to prepare for health insurance implementation while the Administration looks for ways to simplify the reporting requirements.

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