On Monday, March 2, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a third major case on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the potential to wipe out the entire law – including the employer mandate requiring minimum essential coverage be offered to employees.

The New York Times reports that “the case was brought by Republican state officials, who argued that when Congress eliminated the law’s requirement in 2017 that most Americans obtain health insurance, the law became unconstitutional.” The Court did not say when it would hear the case, but under its ordinary practices, arguments would be held this fall and a decision would be made sometime between the spring and summer of 2021.

Under the ACA’s employer mandate, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees must offer affordable health coverage to their employees. It also requires employers to certify the coverage offered to their employees to the IRS every year.

MedBen will continue to provide you with information regarding the matter as it becomes available. As always, if you ever have questions regarding ACA rules, you are welcome to contact Senior Vice President Caroline Fraker at 800-851-0907 or cfraker@medben.com.