The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or ACA) enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Learn what the law means for small businesses.
Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act includes a variety of measures specifically for small businesses that help lower premium cost growth and increase access to quality, affordable 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 provisions of the Affordable Care Act may apply to you. Learn about the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act based on the size of your business.
Timeline of the Affordable Care Act Insurance Reforms The Affordable Care Act health insurance reforms will roll out in phases, many of which will occur in 2013 and 2014. This interactive timeline contains details on key provisions.
The Law, Regulations, and Related Guidance Read the full text of the Affordable Care Act or browse and download the law by section. Regulations and guidance are used to implement many of the Affordable Care Act provisions that address both private and public health insurance. Many of these can be found at healthcare.gov. The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will be implemented during the next several years. You can find a list of provisions now in effect, with periodic updates, from the IRS.
Specific Affordable Care Act Information in Your State Learn what benefits, services, and programs may be available to you depending on your location. Using this interactive map, click on your state to learn more about healthcare options where you live.