Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)

A Congressional bill to override an automatic enrollment provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has received the endorsement of a new coalition of hundreds of businesses opposed to the provision.

The offensive provision: Section 1511 of the 2010 health care law, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act by inserting Section 18A, “Automatic Enrollment for Employees of Large Employers.” This requires that employers with 200 or more full-time employees automatically enroll their full-time employees in health care coverage by their 91st day of employment, unless the employee had opted out prior to the deadline.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

More from this author



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.