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ACA’s auto-enrollment requirement repealed

Original post ubabenefits.com

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) initially required employers with more than 200 full-time employees and that offer employees one or more health benefit plans must automatically enroll (and re-enroll existing) full-time employees into one of the health plans (subject to any waiting period authorized by law), in accordance with DOL regulations.

Following delays in the DOL regulation, the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” which was signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, repealed the auto-enrollment requirement. Employers are still free to use default or negative elections for employee enrollment.