Obamacare Employer Mandate, "Shared Responsibility Payments" Delayed Until 2015

Tyler Durden's picture

How do you know the IRS' government's takeover of the US healthcare system will be a smashing success? It, or rather the mandatory reporting and "employer shared responsibility payments", were just delayed by one year. The sheer and utter chaos and vocal protests behind the scenes for the administration to agree to this unprecedented step (back) are palpable.

Just released by the US Treasury's Blog:

Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner

Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses - many of which already provide health coverage for their workers - about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.  We recognize that the vast majority of businesses that will need to do this reporting already provide health insurance to their workers, and we want to make sure it is easy for others to do so.  We have listened to your feedback.  And we are taking action. 

The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin.  This is designed to meet two goals.  First, it will allow us to consider ways to simplify the new reporting requirements consistent with the law.  Second, it will provide time to adapt health coverage and reporting systems while employers are moving toward making health coverage affordable and accessible for their employees.  Within the next week, we will publish formal guidance describing this transition.  Just like the Administration’s effort to turn the initial 21-page application for health insurance into a three-page application, we are working hard to adapt and to be flexible about reporting requirements as we implement the law.

Here is some additional detail.  The ACA includes information reporting (under section 6055) by insurers, self-insuring employers, and other parties that provide health coverage.  It also requires information reporting (under section 6056) by certain employers with respect to the health coverage offered to their full-time employees.  We expect to publish proposed rules implementing these provisions this summer, after a dialogue with stakeholders - including those responsible employers that already provide their full-time work force with coverage far exceeding the minimum employer shared responsibility requirements - in an effort to minimize the reporting, consistent with effective implementation of the law.

Once these rules have been issued, the Administration will work with employers, insurers, and other reporting entities to strongly encourage them to voluntarily implement this information reporting in 2014, in preparation for the full application of the provisions in 2015.  Real-world testing of reporting systems in 2014 will contribute to a smoother transition to full implementation in 2015.

We recognize that this transition relief will make it impractical to determine which employers owe shared responsibility payments (under section 4980H) for 2014.  Accordingly, we are extending this transition relief to the employer shared responsibility payments.  These payments will not apply for 2014.  Any employer shared responsibility payments will not apply until 2015.

During this 2014 transition period, we strongly encourage employers to maintain or expand health coverage.  Also, our actions today do not affect employees’ access to the premium tax credits available under the ACA (nor any other provision of the ACA).?

Mark J. Mazur is the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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fonzannoon's picture

Does this mean my premiums are not going down until 2015 now?


ghengis86's picture

The only thing going down is Obama's mouth on Mochelle's fat dick

StarTedStackin''s picture

Forget about Reggie Love, did ya?

ACP's picture

No need to worry, if Hillary is elected in 2016, it'll be delayed until 2020.

If a Republican is elected it will be delayed until Jan 20, 2017.

All part of the "Blame Game Grand Plan."


Croesus's picture

<- Freedom

<- MOAR DotGov Bullshit.

macholatte's picture


The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin.


Excuse me..... doesn't such an alteration require an act of Congress? 

MOAR DotGov Bullshit.

notbot's picture

Slimeball move. He knows its a trainwreck, but now midterms are unaffected.

And since when can a president unilaterally delay the implementation of a law?

Everybodys All American's picture

The Marxist con man president is dictating.

NoDebt's picture

I've read most of the comments up and down this thread.  I don't think I've ever been more proud of my fellow ZH'ers.  Literally nothing I can add to the debate except, of course.....

Bread helmets for everyone.

TeamDepends's picture

No taxation without representation!!!!

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

No so called representation whatsoever. I can't speak for myself?

eatthebanksters's picture

Maybe we'll learn something from the Egyptians...

Freddie's picture

The drooling idiots watching O-TV and O-Hollywood?   They will be lucky if they learn how to Walk Like an Egyptian.


The National Felons League is only a few months away along with college ball.  Drolling O-TV morons.

mofreedom's picture

are you deaf dumb and blind...at least mr snowden will get a pain pill one day to ease his sufferings...may he rest in peace...but not before exposing this load of crap guv...we are ALL  who follows HIM in the new REVOLUTION.......AMEN!

A Nanny Moose's picture

If you speak for yourself, what purpose will politician serve? Hey wait a minute...I c wut ya did thar!

seabiscuit's picture

Mr Mocha,

According to the Restatement (fourth) of Sharts § 41, an act of Congress shall be new statutes created and/or crafted by a corporation, whereby adequate time will be given to Congress to unread them (not to exceed 48 hours), and subsequently voted into existence.

Most humbly,


GOSPLAN HERO's picture

U.S. President Frank Marshall Davis, Jr., is a fucking coward.

The commie fuck knows his "moar free shit healthcare" is a goat fuck. 

Obamulatto sucks.


Shad_ow's picture

Excellent post.  Succinct and successful summation of the poser.

qualityhardware's picture

Excellent post, sir. I am still chuckling.

SokPOTUS's picture

Meh.  Moochelle is just Reggie Love in drag...

candyman's picture

Does this asshole ever spend a day in the F'in office, working, what a mess. Community organizer- ha.

fockewulf190's picture

Translation: The administration has listened to democratic lawmakers up for re-election in 2014 and we are acting now to protect their asses as much as possible.

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

Spot on. 

Comradecare aka Obamacare is partially delayed until COMMIECRATS are re-elected in 2014.

vinoverde's picture

DING,, DING!! Winner!



NeedtoSecede's picture

Bingo! We have a winner! Nice call F190!

What a goat fuck...

Spaceman Spiff's picture



Check out some of his schedules from the past.   The answer is a resounding no.

SokPOTUS's picture

Hey - the Dude's never had a job before.  Cut him a break...

Not Too Important's picture

Are you inferring Metzitzah b'peh?

"Following the circumcision, the mohel takes a sip of wine and quickly removes the blood from the penis through the wine, using his mouth. He then spits the mixture out."


lakecity55's picture

Chalkie doesn't spit it out. He swallows. Gallons of it.

Croesus's picture

Now THAT's a job that sucks......

ebworthen's picture


No, only thing going down will be the % they cover; 80%, then 70%, then 60%, then...

machineh's picture

'Shared responsibility,' fuck that.

I didn't agree to any such thing.

And neither did anyone else I know.

Iam_Silverman's picture

"Where is John Galt?"

<rhetorically>   Who?

nmewn's picture

Oh thank you King O'Barry, most merciful.

May I bow and kiss your ring now?

onewayticket2's picture

good.  it gives us more time to outsource more employees to get under the threshold.  Congrats India.

nmewn's picture

Anybody seen this?

Glenn Greenwald- “I think what the Obama administration wants and has been trying to establish for almost five years now with the unprecedented war on whistle-blowers that it is waging is to make it so that everybody is petrified of coming forward with information about what our political officials are doing in the dark that is deceitful, illegal or corrupt. They don’t care about Edward Snowden at this point. He can no longer do anything that that he hasn’t already done… What they care about is making an extremely negative example out of him to intimidate future whistleblowers from coming forward because they’ll think they’re going to end up like him. That’s their objective.”


And this...his "roomates" laptop was stolen...

"There was report that a laptop of yours was stolen from your apartment I think you may have said that is that true do you have any idea who has a laptop.

No I -- talked to my partner about sending him encrypted files -- days later his laptop was stolen from our house we have no idea of -- -- -- anything but we just knows don't have nothing else was are you Leo and it's a scandal a lot more school due to do it now."


eatthebanksters's picture

Right out of the 'Tyrants Rulebook'

seek's picture

No, it means they figured out that this bastard child of fascism and communism is going to hit the working poor so hard that it will cost them the next election, even if the election is rigged in their favor.

I've talked to nearly a half-dozen single mothers in the past four months that were making ~20K/year. Every one of them was aware that O-care was going to fuck them over and their best-case scenario was paying the penalty without getting any care for it. Rest assured today's announcement is only one of many backpedaling moves ahead of 2016, and I'm pretty sure they'll push out the 2014 penalty taxes until 2017.

Meat Hammer's picture

Next election meaning the 2014 congressional

wee-weed up's picture

Maybe our military will give Obama an ultimatum - like in Egypt.

Yeah, yeah, I know... Obama's filled all the high ranks with perfumed generals with no balls.

NotApplicable's picture

Well, you sure are a lucky bastard.

I've always wanted my own military.

Not Too Important's picture

Are you talking about the US military sent to assist the Muslim Brotherhood with riot contol?


Or the Russian military that Obama is bringing into the US for riot control here:


Remember the problem the Pentagon and DHS had finding enough active military and recruits that were willing to fire on unarmed civilians if ordered?

Problem solved, and they don't even need to bring their own 2 billion hollow points with them. It's all here waiting.

mofreedom's picture

dont take much to hedge against purfumed balls, just MAN SIZED BALLS...sometimes we wait for the enemy to come to us...which they inevetiably do.

Freddie's picture

MIC has always been in control with the elites.  Filled with pu*sies like Petreaus.   Look at Jim Morrison's old man Admiral Morrison who witnessed LBJ's fake shit in the Gulf of Tonkin which then cost 55,000+ American boys lives.  Or MIC selling out the USS Liberty crew with Lydon Bagel Johnstein.

Our military and the cowardly Joint Chiefs?  LOL!  The Egyptian Army would help American citizens out before these pension chasing AHs cowards.  They also like all that skanky Lebanese spy poon with lovely IRish names.  These whores hang out the cheesy country club near McDill AFB in Tampa.  What cowards. 

Just like young (General) Douglas McArthur who fired on Bonus veterans from WW 1 asking for benefits. McArthur was assisted by young Ike and Patton.   I guess this is how they all made general.


Bob Sacamano's picture

They pay the penalty and just go to the emergency room for all the care they need - a bargain.  Same as now except for the penalty part.  Repeal Obamacare.

machineh's picture

... and the simpering bitch with his oogabooga name on it.

asteroids's picture

This is a political move. They don't want the  clusterfuck exposed before the 2014 mid-term elections. Obozo is a fucking coward.

twh99's picture

He may have delayed this in the hope of saving some Dem bacon.  However he may have just screwed Hillary in 2016.  Unless of course he tries to delay it again, but by then everyone will be in full panic mode.