Employers have been in wait-and-see mode pending the Supreme Court decision on health care reform legislation. If the court had overturned it, several mandates would have been scrapped for employers.
Now they will need to quickly turn their attention to fulfilling requirements that face serious penalties for non-compliance. Employers have several daunting questions, including what are the upcoming deadlines? What are the most immediate compliance demands? And what challenges will employers face to both provide affordable and comprehensive health benefits while keeping costs down?