The other day we fielded the following question for one of our clients. And we thought the answer could help a lot of people, so we're publishing it here...
We only have 30 employees. How does the Affordable Care Act affect us?
And the exact response from one of our ACA Subject Matter Experts:
You asked how ACA affects you if you have less than 30 employees. Unless your company is owned under common ownership with other companies, your employee count means you are not an Applicable Large Employer. Therefore, you do not have to offer affordable health care coverage to your full time employees and you have no additional payroll reporting required due to the Affordable Care Act. So for the most part, you are off the hook!