Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is an employer subject to a penalty if it does not offer group health coverage to an employee's dependents?

Author: Gloria Ju

Yes. Beginning in 2015, an employer may be subject to a penalty under the ACA if it does not offer health coverage to substantially all of its full-time employees and their dependents and at least one full-time employee receives a subsidy to purchase coverage through a health insurance exchange.