The Obama administration plans to delay enforcement of yet another Obamacare provision.
This line in the law would ban employers from discriminating “in favor of highly compensated individuals” when it comes to health insurance eligibility or benefits. Effectively, the provision prevents employers from providing great health benefits to their top executives while low-level employees are given less optimal health insurance options.
The IRS will not put the provision into effect in 2014 because they simply haven’t yet gotten around to actually writing the regulations that the employers must follow, even though the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) was signed into law almost four years ago.
Obamacare originally required the IRS to enforce the health benefit “discrimination” ban just six months after the law was passed in March of 2010. The Obama administration announced back in 2010 that the officials would need more time to write the rules, but assured Americans that the regulations would be finalized before Obamacare was actually launched.
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