Question: Do i have to offer health insurance to my employees?
Answer: No. Employer-sponsored health insurance is not mandatory in California or the any other state for that matter. Employers provide health insurance to maintain a competitive edge in hiring and retaining good employees. Beginning in 2014, larger employers - those with more than 50 full-time employees will face a play-or-pay tax if they do not provide group health insurance that meets standards set by the Affordable Care Act. Small employers - those with less than 50 full-time employees - will not be required to provide health insurance.