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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a requirement called the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (ESRP). This requirement is also referred to as the Employer Mandate. Under this mandate, Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) that have 50 or more employees (full-time or full-time equivalents) are required to offer coverage to the employee and children dependents. Failure to offer coverage can result in penalties.

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