Tag: employer shared responsibility

The final waiting period regulations issued June 20, 2014 by the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that employers can require new employees to complete a one-month “orientation period” before the eligibility waiting period begins for the employer’s group health plan. These regulations also clarify the…

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…

Question: How does ACA impact smaller employers with less than 50 employees? Answer: Many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act apply to larger employers (with more than 50 or 100 employees).  Here is a summary of some of the provisions of the law that impact under 50 employers from the Kaiser Family Foundation: Small Business…

Question: Is there any special guidance for temporary staffing agencies regarding the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act and definitions of seasonal employees? Answer: The Affordable Care Act (federal health care reform) includes provisions for “employer shared responsibility” often referred to the employer mandate of “play or pay”. Briefly, beginning in 2014, a large…