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Question: Am I required to offer health benefits to my employees?

Answer: If you’re an employer with more than 50 full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees, you are required to offer what’s called “minimum essential coverage” to your full-time employees and their dependents or face potential penalties under the Affordable Care Act. A full-time employee is one who averages at least 30 hours of service a week in any given month, or the equivalent of 130 hours in a calendar month. And although you are not required to offer benefits to part-time employees, their hours (and those of seasonal employees) are included in the calculation to determine whether you meet the 50-FTE threshold that triggers the employer mandate (potential penalty).

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