employer mandate http://wrkf.org en Health Law's Employer Mandate Hits Another Speed Bump http://wrkf.org/post/health-laws-employer-mandate-hits-another-speed-bump The Obama administration is, again, delaying implementation of a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide health insurance to their workers (or, potentially, face penalties). But this time it's not the entire "employer mandate" that's being delayed (<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/02/198128747/affordable-care-acts-employer-mandate-delayed">as it was in 2013</a>) — just part of it.<p>For most businesses affected by the law (firms with fewer than 50 workers are exempt), the employer provisions will go into effect, as scheduled, on Jan. 1, 2015. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 22406 at http://wrkf.org Health Law's Employer Mandate Hits Another Speed Bump Medicaid Expansion Proponents Urge Small Businesses To Get Educated While They Can http://wrkf.org/post/medicaid-expansion-proponents-urge-small-businesses-get-educated-while-they-can <p>Last month the Obama Administration pushed back the employee mandate under the Affordable Care Act by one year. Employers with 50 or more full-time workers now have until 2015 to either provide their workers with health insurance or face a penalty.</p><p>In states that are expanding Medicaid as part of the the new health law’s roll-out, businesses have more flexibility in deciding how to make sure their workers are covered. And though Louisiana is not participating, proponents of expanding Medicaid in the state see the delay of the employer mandate as a chance to rally some small business support.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 14334 at http://wrkf.org Medicaid Expansion Proponents Urge Small Businesses To Get Educated While They Can