Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate for Medium Sized Employers Delayed Another Year

In a further reprieve to employers the White House announced Monday, February 10, 2014 that portions of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate will be delayed another year. Employers with 50 to 99 employees will have until January 1, 2016 to offer quality affordable health care to their employees who work 30 or more hours a week or pay a penalty. The employer provision applicable to large employers, those with 100 or more employees, is still slated to begin January 1, 2015. The individual mandate took effect January 1, 2014.