HERE COMES THE PAIN: Obamacare employer mandate now in effect

The media stood by and watched as Obama rewrote the Obamacare law to delay implementation of the worst parts of Obamacare, all for political calculations. And they said nothing.



Now, after all the consequential elections are over, the employer mandate finally kicks in and many businesses and Americans are now going to feel the pain from it:

WASHINGTON TIMES – Starting in 2015, companies with 100 or more workers have to provide affordable insurance to at least 70 percent of their employees or pay heavy fines under the “employer mandate,” which was supposed to take effect at the start of this year, alongside the health care law’s other key provisions.

Employers with 50-100 workers will have to comply starting in 2016, at which point all affected employers must insure at least 95 percent of their employees.

Employers with fewer than 50 workers are exempt from the mandate.

The first days of implementation should pass without much notice.

“For most large companies, it’s not going to be a major problem,” said Caroline Pearson, a vice president at Avalere Health, a Washington-based consultancy, who noted most companies with more than 100 workers offer compliant insurance.

But human resources departments will grapple with IRS reporting requirements from day one to document their compliance and avoid tax penalties, a task that can get Byzantine and expensive for companies with lots of part-time workers and seasonal workers, who add up to full-time “equivalents.”

If only Obama had gone to an America-hating church for 20 years and let that America-hating pastor perform his marriage, then maybe the MSM would expose this guy. Nah, they are too busy propping up phony scandals for Steve Scalise.

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