On July 2, 2013, the Department of Treasury posted a blog entry that stated, “The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurance reporting requirements begin.” A week later, the Internal Review Service published a three-page notice providing a few more details about the employer mandate delay.
Republican Members of Congress have asked for more information about the impact of the employer mandate delay and how it may affect the overall cost of the Affordable Care Act, but the Republican leaders in the House also pushed a vote on a measure that would specifically authorize the employer mandate delay. The House also approved a measure to delay for one year the individual mandate of the ACA. Neither measure is likely to advance in the Senate.
In the face of questions and criticism regarding the employer mandate delay, the Obama Administration has moved ahead with Obamacare implementation.