Government Shutdown May Delay ACA Assistance

Construction companies and other employers waiting for clarity on the Affordable Care Act may have to wait a bit longer than anticipated. Help could be delayed because of the shutdown of the federal government. Employee benefits attorney Paul Hamburger at Proskauer says businesses that need guidance on specific mandates from the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service may not get information until the end of the year.  Employers will have to “sit and wait and hope” that when the shutdown is over, the guidance will be forthcoming.

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