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VIEWpoint Issue 1 | 2023
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Under the ACA, the shared-responsibility provision (commonly referred to as “play-or-pay”) applies to “large” employers — those with the equivalent of 50 or more full-time employees. Play-or-pay had been scheduled to go into effect in 2014 but last year the IRS pushed that out to 2015. Now, under the final regulations, eligible mid-sized businesses that otherwise would be considered large employers under the ACA won’t be subject to the provision until 2016. To qualify for the mid-sized businesses relief, an employer must:
The final regulations also provide some relief for large employers that don’t qualify for the mid-sized businesses relief. In 2015, they can avoid the penalty for not offering minimum essential coverage by offering such coverage to at least 70 percent of their full-time employees, rather than the 95 percent originally scheduled. The 95 percent requirement will apply in 2016 and beyond.
The final regulations also clarify certain aspects of the play-or-pay provision. Contact Doeren Mayhew’s business advisors in Michigan, Houston or Ft. Lauderdale if you’d like more information on the final play-or-pay regulations or other ACA provisions.
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