While few Republicans in Congress thus far have been able to agree on all of the elements of an Affordable Care Act replacement package to send legislation to President Trump to sign, there appears to be unanimity on one point: The employer mandate should be scrubbed.

“If a GOP proposal goes forward, a mandate repeal will be included,” predicts Arthur Tacchino, chief innovation officer at SyncStream Solutions, a provider of ACA reporting and compliance solutions. While that’s a big “if,” it behooves many employers, particularly the smaller ones, to begin thinking about how they might respond to that opportunity, he adds.

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