What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010 and will continue to roll out in 2014 and beyond. The Affordable Care Act includes a variety of provisions that reform the insurance market and encourage small businesses to offer health insurance. Depending on whether you are self-employed, an employer with fewer than 25 employees, an employer with fewer than 50 employees, or an employer with 50 or more employees, different requirements of the Affordable Care Act may apply to you. Learn about the key requirements of the Affordable Care Act based on the size of your business below.

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The following resources will offer further direction on how the Affordable Care Act may impact you.



Provision Timeline


Numerous provisions have surfaced from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), since being signed into law in 2010. Learn how these now active and upcoming provisions impact you.









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