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President Signs Bill to Halt ACA Small Group Employer Definition Change


October 9, 2015 by Bill Enright

On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed a bill which stops the ACA small group employer definition from changing. The definition was going to expand the number of employees in a small group from 50 to 100 employees. This change was slated to take effect January 1, 2016.

This bill gives the states the authority to alter the definition (small group employer is 1-50 employees) if they so choose, rather than mandate that everyone be defined by the same terms. Had the new definition gone into effect, it was predicted that many employers, employees and their families were facing significant premium rate increases which would cause adverse effects.

For more information on self-funding or small group ACA changes, please contact your local National Insurance Services (NIS) representative.

Resources: ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed

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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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