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Late Breaking News: Employer Mandate Delayed For Employers with 50-100 Employees

For those employers with 50-100 full-time employees (who work at least 30 hours per week), the IRS and Treasury Department have postponed the ACA pay or play mandate until 2016.

Large employers (those with 100+ full-time employees) will still need to adhere to the January 2015 deadline.  In addition, the rule requiring that 95% of employees must be covered immediately has been relaxed. Large employers will need to offer coverage to 70% of their full-time employees in 2015 and 95% in 2016 to avoid being fined. For employers with non-calendar year plans, ACA compliance begins at the start of the plan year, rather than on January 1, 2015.

In addition, further clarification of the full-time employee definition has been made. Volunteer firefighters, part-time teachers and adjunct professors who teach less than 15 hours a week will not be considered full-time employees.

For more information, see: ALERT: Treasury and the IRS Delay Affordable Care Act’s “Play or Pay” Until 2016 for Smaller Employers


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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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