The Affordable Care Act is also known as the federal health care act and "Obamacare." The Affordable Care Act protects you in many ways when it comes to your health insurance:
Visit the federal Healthcare.gov website to learn more about your Affordable Care Act rights
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You no longer have to pay a fee for not having health insurance when you file your taxes. Beginning January 1, 2019 and beyond, taxpayers are still required by law to have minimum essential coverage or qualify for a coverage exemption. However, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you no longer need to make a shared responsibility payment or file Form 8965 with your tax return if you don’t have minimum essential coverage.
Visit the IRS website to learn more about your responsibility to have insurance.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most employers with at least 50 full time employees must offer health insurance to their employees or pay a fee.
Visit the IRS website to learn more about employer responsibilities to offer health insurance.
There are many reasons to offer insurance to your employees, even if you are not required to.