Senator Orrin Hatch and Representative Kevin Brady have each introduced a similar version of the “Healthcare Market Certainty and Mandate Relief Act” (S. 2052, H.R. 4200) in their respective houses. This legislation would suspend the ACA’s individual mandate from 2017 through 2021. It would also lift the employer mandate going back to 2015, thus exempting companies from penalties if they did not provide coverage based on the ACA’s requirement. Additionally, the legislation would increase the maximum contribution limit of health savings accounts.
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Adam Rivera is a member of the Regulatory Analysis Team's Direct Tax division at Sovos. His main areas of focus are Federal and State Tax Withholding and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting. Prior to Sovos, Adam worked as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives. He also has experience in securities law, focusing on securities litigation and researching emerging crowdfunding methods of raising capital. Adam is a member of both the Massachusetts and Florida Bars. He earned his B.A. from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Miami.More Content by Adam Rivera