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November 5, 2015

Budget Act Repeals ACA Automatic Enrollment Provision

On November 2, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“Budget Act”). Among other things, the Budget Act repealed the automatic enrollment provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which had amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers with more than 200 full-time employees to automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the employer’s health benefits plans. Although the automatic enrollment provision had yet to take effect, employers will now have one less administrative concern in complying with the ACA.

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