employer mandate

The House Committee on Small Business wants to hear from you–especially when it comes to health insurance reform and the Affordable Care Act.

As small business owners continue to struggle to understand how the health care law, parts of which take effect in January 2014, will affect them, the President announced earlier this month that his administration would postpone the health care law’s employer mandate for one year. (The employer mandate requires businesses with 50 or more employees to provide coverage for employees or pay fines; read more about the postponement here.)

This comes just a few months after news that the small business health insurance exchanges, which were touted as a way to increase competition and lower health care costs, are also experiencing delays.

The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing earlier this year to examine the concerns of small business owners as the health care law is being implemented. Please go to our interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic,” and tell your representatives what you think about the latest delay in the health care law. How does the employer mandate one-year delay affect your business? How will a delay in small business exchanges affect you? Make your voice heard!