Employers facing the challenge of deciding how to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s January 1, 2014 health insurance mandate have received a reprieve.

Under the mandate, employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees must provide their full-time employees with a minimum level of health insurance or face fines. Companies close to the 50 full-time equivalent employee threshold have been facing especially tough choices this year.

On July 2, the Treasury department announced it would delay the implementation of the employer mandate one year, to January 1, 2015.

Read more here from our DLA Piper colleagues Ian Kopelman, Mark Boxer and Anne Pachciarek.