Employer Mandate for 2015
The Employer Mandate is a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that penalizes employers who do not offer health insurance coverage to their employees and dependents. The health plan has to meet certain criteria of the ACA and meet the definition of affordable to the employee. It does not address affordability to the dependents. […]
Are Employers Required by the Affordable Care Act to Purchase Group Insurance for Their Employees?
Yes, the Affordable Care Act requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time employees or pay a penalty. This provision, called the “play or pay” rule, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Small employers – those with fewer than 50 employees – are exempt from the coverage requirement and penalty. As a side note, be aware that the […]