Obamacare is a topic that is usually not discussed in most IT (Information Technology) departments. Unless your business is healthcare related, why would you? I’m sure there is going to be more discussion about it in the coming year.
Most people know that Obamacare will be fully implemented next year. What most do not know is that this year is the look back year. The look back year will determine the number of employees an employer has. This number will determine what is mandated by the law. There is a lot of discussions going on right now in the executive suite about head count, specifically how to reduce it. I was just in a meeting this morning where the topic came up. IT departments are not immune to the discussion. So Mr. IT Director, what are you going to do when you have to cut X number of FTE’s?