Posts Tagged: Automatic Enrollment

Additional Auto Enroll and Employer Penalty Guidance

in Affordable Care Act

This morning the IRS issued Notice 2012-17.  The Notice provides information on questions from employers regarding the provisions of the Affordable Care Act governing automatic enrollment, the employer penalty, and the 90-day limitation on waiting periods. The Notice also outlines various approaches that the agencies are considering proposing in future regulations or other guidance.  Our team will be preparing and analysis of the Notice for distribution next week. The Notice can be found at the following link:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-12-17.pdf

DOL Automatic Health Plan Enrollment

in Affordable Care Act

Last Friday the Department of Labor held a conference regarding the standards for automatic health plan enrollment.  Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with at least 200 employees must automatically enroll new full-time employees in health coverage and carry forward existing coverage elections from year to year.  Almost everyone at the conference recommended a “reasonable expects” standard so that employers can still classify employees as full-time or part-time without having the burden of counting actual hours.  Further recommendations included only requiring employees and not dependents to be automatically enrolled.  With today’s workforce, requiring auto enrollment of spouses and even dependent… Continue Reading