The introduction of new legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate seeks to relieve employers of health care reform requirements Republicans say threaten job creation and growth. While many in the benefits industry applaud an effort widely considered futile, the employer mandate is only one of several ACA concerns employers say they have prioritized.

A repeal of the employer mandate would allow employers “to grow their businesses without the added concern of reaching an arbitrary and punitive threshold,” says Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

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