Delay Of ACA Employer Mandate Opens Door To Relaxed Regs

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration’s decision to delay until 2015 an Affordable Care Act requirement that large businesses provide health benefits could spur regulators and Congress to significantly relax the so-called employer mandate, even if prospects for full repeal of the controversial provision remain bleak, experts say.

In announcing the delay, the U.S. Department of the Treasury promised to use the extra time to “simplify the new reporting requirements” surrounding the types of coverage offered by large employers.

Going further, Congress could stipulate that only workers putting in...
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