Certain Veterans Excluded When Determining Large Employer Status Under Pay or Play


New Law Applies Exemption for Months in 2014


Under a new law, certain veterans will not be taken into account for purposes of determining whether an employer is subject to the employer shared responsibility (“pay or play”) requirements under Health Care Reform.


Employers Subject to Pay or Play

As a reminder, employers with 100 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) are generally subject to the requirements in 2015, while those with 50 to 99 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) do not need to comply until 2016 if they meet certain criteria.


New Exemption

Specifically, the new law amends the “pay or play” rules to provide that an individual will not be taken into account in determining large employer status for any month in which he or she has medical coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration. The exemption applies to months beginning after December 31, 2013.


Questions? Contact Gunn-Mowery’s Employee Benefits Specialists at (717) 761-4600 or (800) 840-1243.

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