Treasury To Exempt Volunteer Firefighters From ACA Mandate

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 6:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury largely will exempt volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from the Affordable Care Act's health coverage mandate, it said Friday, responding to growing concern that the organizations could be forced to pay penalty taxes if they don't comply.

Organizations with 50 or more full-time employees must provide health care coverage under the ACA, and over the past few months, politicians have been sounding alarms at the prospect that volunteer emergency responders might have to submit to the mandate. But in a...
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