Massachusetts Implements Employer Penalty for Medicaid
September 1, 2017
This new law is intended to prevent employers from encouraging their employees to enroll in MassHealth coverage instead of employer-sponsored plans, as well as to help fund the MassHealth program. Employers with employees in Massachusetts should prepare to pay the new assessment under this law. Employers also should review their current health plan and related employee communications to ensure that eligible employees are informed and able to enroll in employer-sponsored coverage. This compliance bulletin provides an overview for employers to learn about this new penalty.