Clarity Emerges for Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Auto-Enrollment Requirement

In early November, 2015, the President officially signed the federal budget that included a repeal of the auto-enrollment mandate contained with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for employers with over 200 employees.

Originally under the PPACA, an employer with 200 or more employees would be required to automatically enroll new employees into the employer-sponsored health coverage. This mandate had never been implemented and was indefinitely suspended due to problems at the Department of Labor in issuing regulations. It was unclear whether it would eventually be implemented, but the official legislative repeal ends this potential issue for employers.

Many aspects of the PPACA continue to change and evolve. As more of the law continues to be implemented, be sure to monitor the evolving requirements for both individuals and health insurance providers.

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