The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on delaying the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans obtain health insurance, Republicans said Thursday. Speaker Boehner emphatically stated that such a delay is the only fair response to the 1 year postponement of the ACA requirement for “large employers” to supply coverage.
What employers really want to know is will the definition of full time employee under the ACA be changed? Many employers are pushing for the hour threshold to be increased from 30 to 40. An increase to 35 however, would still be significant and is an obvious compromise between the two positions. Stay tuned for further updates.