While some provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014, other significant changes are yet to come. Mercer’s latest Health Care Reform Survey — the seventh conducted since 2008 — shows that US employers are actively planning for the employer shared responsibility provisions that take effect in 2015. The survey includes responses from 767 US employers.
“While many employers are in compliance with the shared responsibility requirements of the Affordable Care Act, a substantial portion chose to wait until 2015 to expand eligibility,” said Beth Umland, Director of Employer Research for Health and Benefits at Mercer. “Not surprisingly, many of those waiting to extend coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours per week are organizations that will be the most affected. But there are ways to mitigate the impact, and organizations still have time to make changes for 2015 that could make a big difference in the cost of compliance.”
Learn about the issues US employers are facing as reform measures take effect, and how they are responding.