Health Care Reform: Employer Mandate Delayed

The U.S. Government has announced that the employer mandate, one of the most significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will not be required until 2015. Under this provision, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees would have faced fines up to $3,000 per employee if they didn’t offer their employees affordable health insurance.

The one year delay is designed to accomplish 2 goals:

  • Allow the Government to consider ways to simplify the new reporting requirements consistent with the law.
  • Provide time to adapt health coverage and reporting systems while employers are moving forward with offering affordable coverage to their employees.

For more information you can click here and be directed to the Treasury Department’s website. Sweeney & Sweeney Insurance will continue to send out any updates that come along! And as always, feel free to call to talk to one of our Health Care Reform Certified Agents or make an appointment to come in with any questions or concerns.