Automatic Enrollment ACA Provision Repealed

David M. Pixley

The President signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which in part, repealed a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA, employers with more than 200 full-time employees would have been required to automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the employers’ health benefits plans. Implementation of the automatic enrollment provision was contingent on regulations that had not yet been issued. Those regulations will no longer be necessary. The automatic enrollment provision was nixed before taking effect.  Title VI of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, eliminated the automatic enrollment requirement by amending the FLSA for the sole purpose of repealing the automatic enrollment requirement.