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Agencies Answer Employer Questions on Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared Responsibility, and Waiting Periods

The Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury released Technical Release 2012-01 (IRS Notice 2012-17) on February 9, 2012 that provides some additional information regarding three provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act)—automatic enrollment, employer shared responsibility, and the 90-day limit on waiting periods. In addition, the document outlines various approaches the agencies are considering proposing in future regulations or other guidance.

The Aon Hewitt bulletin below provides more details on the guidance.

Agencies Answer Employer Questions on Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared Responsibility, and Waiting Periods