Workforce: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Insurance Subsidies

Workforce: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Insurance Subsidies

By Sarah Sipek

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of keeping a key provision from the Affordable Care Act.

Though their responsibilities have not changed, employers must still be content with the numerous challenges of getting in compliance with ACA mandates, a task the Society for Human Resource Management has pledged to assist: “Today the Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutionality of a key element of the Affordable Care Act,” SHRM said in a written statement. “While this provision of the statute remains intact, other challenges in the ACA remain for employers. SHRM pledges to work with policymakers to address these challenges, including the definition of a full-time employee for coverage mandate, the pending excise tax on high-value health care plans and employer flexibility in offering wellness programs.”

Jane Perkins, the legal director of the National Health Law Program, added in a written statement: “More than 8 million Americans can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the law — not ideology — carried the day.” Read the full article here. »

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