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Continuing its efforts to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, the House of Representatives on Monday voted 401-0 to exempt emergency service volunteers from the 50-employee threshold triggering the healthcare law's pay-or-play mandate. Last week, the House unanimously approved a similar measure exempting veterans covered under TRICARE or comparable insurance from being counted as an employee for ACA's shared responsibility purposes. As of January 1 of this year, employers with at least 100 full-time or full-time equivalent employees must provide health insurance that meets certain ACA standards to their full-time employees, or pay a penalty. This floor will be lowered to 50 or more employees on January 1, 2016. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Workplace Policy Update.