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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.

Health Maintenance Services

Health care services designed to keep individuals in good health rather than treat an active condition. Examples include regular check-ups, immunizations, or dietary consultations.