Health Care Legislation: Why 50 is the Magic Number

Health Care Legislation: Why 50 is the Magic Number

Who knew the number “50” could have such a big impact on your company?

But under the new healthcare law (a.k.a. Obamacare), companies with 50 or more full-time employees will need to offer healthcare coverage in 2014 or face a penalty. If they don’t, then the company must pay steep fines…$40,000, in fact, in addition to a $2,000 fine for each additional worker over the amount of 50.

The bad news doesn’t end there.

Companies aren’t allowed to only provide the basics when it comes to health insurance. By law, the plan must cover at least 60% of healthcare expenses and the insurance has to cost less than 9.5% of an employee’s family salary. If coverage doesn’t meet these requirements, companies will be hit even harder – by a $3,000 fine.

The rule is strict and will impact economic growth. So if you’re a company is nearing that 50 full-time employee threshold, what can you do?

There is an answer. Staffing agencies like Peoplelink can help ensure you have the people you need to grow, while at the same time not pushing your company over that 50-person limit…just yet, at least.

For instance, through our temporary staffing services, we can give you access to qualified and dependable short-term or long-term temporary or contract employees for a variety of positions, including those in administration, manufacturing and distribution, IT, financing, accounting, engineering, and healthcare.

All of our temporary and contract workers are personally interviewed, skill tested and reference checked to ensure they meet our requirements…and, more importantly, yours.

We can also work directly with you to develop a strategic staffing plan that helps ensure you have fast access to the right people, where and when you need them. As a result, you’ll be able to take on new projects, accelerate workflow, and meet project deadlines…all without bringing on a 50th new FTE, which would make you subject to the new healthcare mandate for employers.

Ready to Learn More?

Contact Peoplelink today. As a one of the country’s leading staffing agencies and with over 25 years of experience, we know how important good employees are to your company. And we can work with you to deliver the right people and the best results, every time.


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