The Affordable Care Act’s “employer mandate” has been delayed once again, following the first delay in July 2013. But the date is not the only thing that has changed. Here is what you need to know about the latest changes made to the Affordable Care Act:
The Treasury Department delayed the effective date of the employer shared responsibility provisions and the reporting requirements under the ACA that apply to large employers from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015.
The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) have voted to consolidate the two organizations into a new, national trade association to serve the entire horticulture industry.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) released a new quarterly report last week showing that New Hampshire has deployed $10.8 million to grow New Hampshire small businesses through June 2013.
Not all the employer requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed until 2015. There are still actions employers have to take to prepare for the new law, and one is due on October 1st! Many employers are required to issue a Health Insurance Marketplace Notice by this deadline.
Do I need to issue the Notice?
Any employer subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must comply with the Notice requirements. In general, FLSA applies to:
The Community Forest Program, a project of the USDA Forest Service, recently announced the availability of grant money for the next calendar year.
This grant program authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.
In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, adds new health insurance coverage and financial assistance options for individuals and families. A new IRS flyer, Healthcare Law Online Resources, lists the ACA internet resources available from the IRS, the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor and the Small Business Administration.
IRS.gov/aca and HealthCare.gov have recently launched ACA web pages.