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Archive : April 2012

April 25, 2012

Which employees are considered full-time for purposes of the health care reform employer mandate?

The Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services have issued a series guidance that summarizes their intended direction in implementing the employer shared responsibility requirement and related Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements.  Most recently, IRS Notice 2012-17 and DOL Technical Release 2012-01 address the PPACA employer shared responsibility requirement, automatic enrollment requirement, and waiting period limitation in a series of "frequently asked" questions and answers.