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Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements

A provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires all employers to offer a defined standard of health benefits and pay a set portion of the cost of those benefits for their employees.: Imposes a fee on employers with more than 50 employees who fall into certain categories. Fee structure: $2,000/full time employee (after the first 30) for companies that do not offer healthcare and have at least 1 full time employee receiving a premium tax credit; $2,000/full time employee (after the first 30) or $3,000/full time employee receiving a premium tax credit, whichever is less, for companies with more than 50 employees that offer healthcare. Also known as the Employer Mandate.

Exchange-participating Health Benefits Plan Contract

Contracts between insurance providers and state health care exchanges allowing the provider to offer plans through the exchange.