Tag: employer mandate

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision — often called the employer mandate or “play or pay” — requires large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or face a potential penalty. (Employers with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are exempt.) Large employers can avoid the risk of any play…

On May 21, 2018, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play or pay rules will increase to 9.86% for 2019 plan years. This is an increase from 9.56% for 2018 plan years. By way of background, the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provision – often called the employer mandate or…

Question:  Under the employer mandate, will employers that renew on 6/1/14 have to be compliant on 1/1/15, or can they wait until their first renewal in 2015 which would be 6/1/15? Answer: The Affordable Care Act’s “employer shared responsibility” provision (often referred to as the “employer mandate” or “play or pay”) originally was scheduled to take…