Monday, July 15, 2013
Farmers welcome delay in Obamacare mandate
Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural employers expressed relief about the Obama administration's decision to delay by 12 months compliance with the employer mandate provision of Obamacare, Christine Souza reports in the latest edition of the California Farm Bureau Federation's Ag Alert. Farm employers say they now have extra time to decipher the regulations that surround the implementation of the law, which requires employers of 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees to offer health coverage or face fines. The mandate was originally scheduled to take effect next Jan. 1.