The IRS announced the new annually indexed percentage for affordability under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate provision. Per Rev. Proc. 2020-36, applicable large employers (ALEs) can charge no more than 9.83% of income for plan years beginning on/after January 1, 2021. This represents an increase from the 2020 percentage of 9.78%. Therefore, some employers may be able to slightly increase their employee contribution for single coverage and avoid potential ACA penalties.

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