On February 9, 2012, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) issued FAQs on open questions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The FAQs, contained in Notice 2012-17 and Technical Release 2012-01, are available here and here.
Once again signaling a readiness to respond to employer comments and concerns, the Departments have provided a provisional update on rulemaking in three areas and solicited additional comments from interested parties.
The Affordable Care Act requires employers of at least 200 full-time employees to automatically enroll eligible employees and automatically continue employees’ enrollments, unless they opt out of coverage. The FAQs provide that the Department of Labor will not be ready to issue guidance on this provision prior to 2014 and reiterate that employers will not be required to comply until final regulations have been issued and take effect.
Please see full alert below for more information.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.