Reform Alert - News from the Blues' Office of National Health Reform

Government announces delay

July 3, 2013

On July 2, the federal government announced that there will be a one-year delay in requiring groups of 50 or more full-time equivalents to provide health coverage to their employees or receive a penalty.

Further, the IRS is making the coverage reporting requirements that apply to any provider of minimum essential coverage and that apply to applicable large employers voluntary in 2014 with intent to make them mandatory in 2015. The remaining ACA provisions are still applicable to coverage that is offered.

Where can I find more information?
We’ll provide you with more information as soon as we receive guidance from the Blues’ Office of National Health Reform. View the Kaiser article.


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