Learn about the Affordable Care Act

ACA legislation

In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law and it ensures access for all Americans to affordable healthcare insurance.

By January 1, 2014, most Americans are required to have medical insurance through employer, private provider, or the government; or they will have to pay a tax penalty.  For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov.

Although the U.S. Department of Treasury has delayed the ACA's employer shared responsibility penalty and reporting requirements, the law will require large employers such as NAU that have 50 or more full-time employees to offer a minimum affordable healthcare insurance to eligible employees and their eligible dependents up to age 26 effective January 1, 2015.

Click here to view the Federal Register Vol. 79 No. 29 February 12, 2014.