The "Affordable Care Act" is sowing confusion for many SEMA members. The new health care law is being phased-in over a number of years and January 2014 is the deadline for larger companies to offer coverage or pay a penalty.

This webpage is intended to provide both a general overview of the law and a comprehensive resource on specific issues. The page includes links (see links below) to materials prepared by other organizations recognized for their expertise on the law.

It is not too soon for all companies to understand the law and plan accordingly. SEMA member companies are encouraged to review their current situation, speak with health insurance professionals and determine how to proceed.

SEMA Government Affairs staff has compiled these resources to assist our member companies with compliance. For more information contact Eric Snyder at

SEMA Member Guide to the Healthcare Reform Law

All Employers, Regardless of Size, Must Provide Written Notice to Workers on Health Care Options

Employer Penalty Flowchart

SBA's "Affordable Health Care 101"

Federal Government's Clearinghouse For Information on New Law

Comprehensive Guide to Potential Employer Penalties

Quick Tool for Calculating Subsidies

Comprehensive Guide to Health Care Exchanges

Status of Your State's Exchange

Comprehensive Guide to Tax Benefits for Health Insurance

IRS Tax Credit for Small Employers (25 or Fewer Workers)

Health Care Materials Published by Kaiser Family Foundation