Many business owners find the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be quite complicated. Brian M. Pinheiro, who leads Ballard Spahr’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, says the law is best summarized in “about 1,000 pages or so of regulations.”

Mr. Pinheiro says that business owners have numerous factors to consider when trying to determine how best to provide employee health coverage under the ACA, such as the number of full-time employees and the setup of new employee eligibility standards.

And some regulations apply to all businesses, regardless of size, he said. These include requirements to provide to employees an annual notice of summary of benefits and coverage, and to notify employees before October 1 of their options through the ACA insurance exchanges.

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