Growing economy good for employer mandate

With the economy on the rise, and more jobs being created, the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is less unpopular than it once was, reported Politico. Employers are no longer dropping coverage and guiding employees to insurance exchanges, focusing instead on attracting and retaining workers. "Employers are remembering why they offered benefits in the first place--to compete for workers," Paul Fronstin, a senior associate at the Employee Benefit Resource Institute, told Politico. The employer mandate goes into effect Jan. 1. Article