Employee Benefits Blog

Posts tagged employer mandate

Read More

Employer Mandate Under Obamacare Is Delayed (Again)

This week, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which, among many other things, provide that employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees will not be subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (a/k/a the “Employer Mandate”) until 2016.  Therefore, they will not be penalized for failure to provide employer health coverage until 2016.  Employers which have reduced their workforces from 100 or more full-time employees will need to certify that they did so for bona fide business reasons, and not in order to qualify for this transition relief.