Employers with more than 200 full-time employees won’t be required to auto-enroll full-time employees into a health plan following a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision.
The ACA requirement was shelved as part of the recent budget deal – the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 – signed into law earlier this month. The deal followed weeks of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House to avoid a government shutdown.
The news will come as welcome relief for many employers who would have been affected. The requirement would have presented administrative challenges for employers in instances where employees elected to opt out of coverage.
For more information, please contact your Bukaty Companies Benefits Consultant at 913.345.0440.