In light of the recent postponement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate provision, the federal government is looking into how the delay will impact the U.S. workforce.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, two House subcommittees met at the end of July to determine how the employer mandate postponement will impact other aspects of ACA. SHRM reported that the pay-for-pay provisions are under consideration, although they are now set to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2015.
While the delay is a short reprieve for employers with 50 or more workers, SHRM reported that it is temporary, and the subcommittees continue to seek a clearer picture on how the workforce will be affected in the long run. According to SHRM, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and the Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) have come together to answer questions from U.S. employers and workers resulting from the employer mandate delay.
Smart Business, an online management resource, reported that while the penalty portion of the employer mandate has been postponed, other aspects, such as reporting and marketplace notifications, are still in place and must be met.