Health reform law's employer mandate delayed again

Here’s a link to a story from the Tribune Co.’s Washington D.C. bureau, posted by our partners at The Daily Herald in Everett.

The Obama administration issued new regulations Monday that further delay a provision of the Afforadable Care Act requiring certain large employers to provide workers with health insurance or face fines.

Under the new guidelines, only companies with more than 100 full-time employees must provide coverage for workers by 2015. The same requirement for companies with between 50 and 100 full-time employees will not take effect until the following year, 2016.

In 2013, the administration chose to delay the so-called employer mandate that would have this year begun penalizing large employers not providing coverage to their full-time employees. The mandate has been among the more controversial aspects of the new health care reform, particularly among opponents of the law in the business world.

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