The Current Status of the ACA Employer Mandate: 2018

Updated December 10, 2020

There has been much to do around the Affordable Care Act: from passing the law under President Obama, to trying to repeal the law under President Trump. This has left many people confused as to where we are at now – what is the current status of the ACA?

The short answer is: The ACA remained in full force for 2019, especially as it relates to US employers, and for now, remains in effect for 2020 and beyond. Even the individual mandate (requiring individuals to have ACA-compliant health coverage or else pay a penalty) remained in force for 2019 – a surprise to many.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka the new tax la