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America Outdoors Association Bulletin

H.R. 3692:  Affordable Health Care Act Mandates Employer Coverage for Part-Time Workers

Web Site Reviews and Social Media Consultation

Employers with payrolls over $500,000 annually will be required to cover full and part-time employees or pay a new payroll tax of up to 8% of annual payroll under. H.R. 3692 mandates coverage for part-time employees, but which seasonal workers are covered will be defined by the Health Choice Commissioner.

If your payroll exceeds $500,000 annually, H.R. 3962 mandates:
• Employers to cover employees and their families and pay 72.5% of premiums for individuals and 65% for families.
• Coverage for part-time employees is required in proportion to the average hours worked per week.
• Employers must automatically enroll employees in individual health plans unless employees vote to opt out by an affirmative election.
• An excise taxes on payroll will be paid according to the following schedule if coverage is not provided

   Annual payroll             Percentage Payroll Tax
   $500,000 or less                     0%
   $500,001 - $585,000              2%
   $585,001 - $670,000              4%
   $670,001 - $750,000              6%
   $750,001 or more                   8%

• Small employers are provided tax credits for providing coverage but they phase out overtime
• Employers must report to the new Health Choice Commissioner with the name, addresses, and tax number for covered full-time employees and the months covered.
• HSA’s are eliminated by the plan.
• Payroll thresholds are not indexed for inflation, so more companies will fall under the mandates each year unless they keep their payrolls down.
• A penalty of $100 per employee per day applies for non-compliance with the "pay-or-play" mandate-up to a limit of $500,000 for unintentional failures on the part of the employer.

Web Site Reviews and Social Media Consultation

Ron Jones has graciously agreed to offer a limited number of 20-minute website reviews for America Outdoors Association conference attendees between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, December 9th.  Only  fully paid conference attendees may make appointments for this review on a first come, first-served basis.  To sign up contact Ron at  Check out Ron’s website at    

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