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by Marie Jett, CPA | Manager, Tax Services Group and Member of the Manufacturing & Distribution Services Group
The recently enacted health care legislation bill requires applicable large employers (50 or more employees) to offer and contribute to their workers’ health insurance or pay a penalty. Small employers who offer health coverage may be able to receive a tax credit. Under the new law, effective for months beginning after Dec. 31, 2013, a large employer that 1) does not offer coverage for all its full-time employees, 2) offers minimum essential coverage that is unaffordable, or 3) offers minimum essential coverage that consists of a plan under which the plan’s share of the total allowed cost of benefits is less than 60%, is required to pay a penalty if any full-time employee is certified to the employer as having purchased health insurance through a state exchange with respect to which a tax credit or cost-sharing reduction is allowed or paid to the employee.