Despite the summer’s debate in Congress, area human resources consultants say employers must hold the course on the Affordable Care Act.
At the same time, they said employers can’t stand still in the face of rising costs.
The Senate failed to pass legislation to repeal or reform the act, known as “Obamacare,” earlier this year.
That means the act and its provisions still stand.
Congress is scheduled to come back into session in early this month, but HR consultants say employers must proceed with the law as it is while looking to contain costs and help their employees.
Walter Lachenmayr of HR Deptartment LLC has decades of HR experience working for companies like Staples, Honeywell and Mack Trucks. The Hagerstown, Md.-area resident has been a consultant for about seven years. […]