With the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate taking effect next year, long-delayed implementation rules and many remaining unresolved issues, have made retailers’ already dizzying compliance challenge worse, further complicating their efforts to continue to provide employer-sponsored health coverage.
The employer requirements under ACA pose a considerable challenge to all employers, especially retailers whose workforce is highly variable. Retailers face a unique set of challenges that could undermine the ability to continue to provide affordable coverage to their employees.
RILA is engaging closely with Congress and the federal departments and agencies charged with implementing the law in an effort to shape the complex rulemaking process to ensure that:
• The employer-sponsored health system remains a viable option for millions of American workers and families;
• Employers are not being laden by burdensome and costly regulations; and
• Employers are able to create jobs and grow the economy.