Affordable Care Act Compliance

What employers need to know

The Affordable Care Act imposes a penalty on large employers (50 or more full-time employees) who either do not offer health coverage to their full-time employees or offer coverage that is not of minimum value or affordable.

Large employers participating in a multiemployer plan will not owe a penalty for the full-time employees for whom they contribute to the multiemployer plan, if:

  1. The employer is required to contribute to a multiemployer plan for that employee as the result of a collective bargaining agreement or other agreement;
  2. Coverage is offered under the plan to the employee and the employee’s dependent children up to age 26; and
  3. The coverage offered is affordable and provides minimum value.

If you are a large employer, you should not be subject to the employer shared responsibility penalty for those employees for whom you are obligated to contribute to the Equity-League Health Fund. The Health Fund offers coverage to employees, to their spouses, and to dependent children up to the age of 26 who satisfy the Fund’s eligibility rules. The Equity-League Benefit Funds health plan coverage meets the standards of minimum essential coverage, is affordable, and provides minimum value.


Equity-League Benefit Funds Office

(212) 869-9380
(800) 344-5220 (outside NYC)
Health Fax: (212) 869-3323
401(k) and Pension Fax: (212) 869-1824

Actors’ Equity Association

National Headquarters
(212) 869-8530
Fax: (212) 719-9815