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Web Briefing for Journalists: How ACA’s Employer Requirements and Related Provisions Affect Businesses and Workers

Web Briefing for Journalists: How ACA’s Employer Requirements and Related Provisions Affect Businesses and Workers

A major piece of the Affordable Care Act will first take effect January 1 when larger employers will be required to offer coverage to their workers or face penalties. How do the penalties work and how are they being phased in? What options do employers have for complying with the requirement and what might their responses be? How might these provisions affect coverage and costs for employers and workers? What are the implications of the King vs. Burwell case recently taken up by the Supreme Court for the employer requirement?

To help reporters understand and cover these issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a web briefing exclusively for journalists on Thursday, December 18, 2014. The briefing featured short presentations by Gary Claxton and Larry Levitt, Co-Executive Directors of the Foundation’s Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, followed by a question and answer session with participating journalists. Rakesh Singh, the Foundation’s Vice President for Communications, moderated.

Clips from the briefing of Gary Claxton and Larry Levitt discussing what a change to the definition of ‘full-time worker’ could Mean to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.

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