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Applicable employers that do not offer minimum coverage could be charged tax penalties beginning in 2015. Companies with health insurance plans in place as of Dec. 27, 2012 and running on a fiscal year as opposed to a calendar year will not be penalized if they do not offer coverage on Jan. 1, 2015. They must, however, offer coverage to eligible employees on the first day their plan begins in 2015 to avoid penalties.
Penalties can be assessed to applicable employers* in the following situations.
- Applicable employers that do not offer at least 95 percent of their employees and their dependents (children under the age of 26) health coverage that meets the minimum essential coverage (MEC) requirements may be given an annual penalty of $2,000 for each full-time employee over 30 employees, even if only one employee receives a subsidy.
- Applicable employers offering health coverage that meets MEC but is either unaffordable or does not meet the minimum value may be fined $3,000 for each employee who receives a subsidy due to unaffordable coverage or coverage that doesn’t meet the minimum value of benefits. The penalty cannot exceed that which would be assessed for not offering any health coverage.
*Applicable employers are those with at least one full-time employee receiving subsidized coverage and 50 or more full-time equivalent employees.