Affordable Care Mandate Delayed Again

Yesterday the Treasury Department issued final regulations for the Affordable Care Act.  The press release can be found here and a fact sheet explaining the regulations here.

Here is the bottom line:

  • Employers with 50-99 employees have until January 1, 2016 to offer coverage.
  • Employers with over 100 employees must offer coverage to 70% of their full time workforce in 2015 and 95% of their full time workforce in 2016.
  • The regulations clarify how full time employment will be determined for certain employees.   For example, an adjunct faculty member is deemed to have worked 2 1/4 hours for every hour spent in the classroom.  Also, seasonal workers who work less than six months a year will generally not be considered full time.

For more information, contact Julie Kinkopf, Esquire at julie@kinkopflawfirm.com or 215-704-0029.

Julie Kinkopf, Esquire is principal of Kinkopf Law LLC and is an accomplished attorney who has been representing employers for over 15 years.  Ms. Kinkopf helps businesses develop sound employment practices and provides training to supervisors and employees designed to avoid litigation and government audits.  She also represents employers before various governmental agencies as well as in state and federal courts in post-employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, pay disputes and non-compete/trade secret matters.  More information may be found at www.kinkopflawfirm.com or www.linkedin.com/in/juliekinkopf/

This blogpost should not be considered legal advise and is informational only.

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