Obamacare Employer Mandate Suddenly Postponed

Employers now have until 2015 to offer affordable health coverage.

On July 2, 2013, the Obama administration made the surprise announcement that it would not enforce the reporting requirements or the "shared responsibility" payments (fines) portions of the health care reform law until 2015. In effect, this means that the employer mandate, which was scheduled to kick in at the beginning of 2014, will be delayed by an entire year. Read about the changes in our blog post, Obamacare Employer Mandate Postponed to 2015.

The administration is expected to issue regulatory guidance soon as to exactly how this will play out; we'll keep you posted on new developments.