ACA Employer Mandate Delayed One Year Due to Compliance Concerns

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Businesses will not be penalized next year if they do not provide workers health insurance, after the Obama administration announced July 2 it will delay a key requirement under its health care law, two administration officials told Bloomberg News.
The decision will come in regulatory guidance to be issued the week of July 8. The guidance addresses vehement complaints from employer groups about the administrative burden of reporting requirements, although it may also affect coverage provided to some workers.
The two officials, who asked not to be identified, said the administration decided to wait until 2015 before enforcing the employer mandate in order to simplify reporting requirements and give businesses more time to adapt their health care coverage.