The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created in 2010. It was designed to ensure healthcare is affordable and available to more people. Under the ACA regulations, applicable large employers (ALE) are required to provide minimum essential coverage to 95% of their full-time or full-time equivalent employees (someone who works at least 30 hours per week). Companies who qualify as ALE have at least about 50 full time employees in a calendar year.
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