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Obama Administration Postpones ACA’s Employer Coverage Requirement
Mandate delayed until 2015

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide their employees with health insurance will be delayed until 2015. In a statement from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, officials said the change is a response to employers’ concerns that the reporting required under the ACA for each worker’s access to and enrollment in health insurance is too complex and requires new data collection systems and coordination. The Administration also stated it will convene employers, insurers and experts to streamline and simplify the reporting process and, in the interim, suspend reporting for 2014, with regulatory guidance  expected later this week. Yesterday’s announcement does not affect the ACA’s individual mandate, nor does it delay the new marketplaces where people and small businesses can sign up for coverage starting Oct. 1. To read the full statement, visit www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Continuing-to-Implement-the-ACA-in-a-Careful-Thoughtful-Manner-.aspx.

 

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