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Volunteer Firefighting: Volunteer Firefighters Exempt from Obamacare Provisions

Statement Issued Friday from U.S. Treasury Department: Treasury Ensures Fair Treatment for Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Under the Affordable Care Act By: Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy The Affordable Care Act [a.k.a. Obamacare] requires that an employer with 50 or more full-time employees offer affordable and adequate health care coverage to its employees. For this purpose, full time means 30 hours or more per week on average, with the hours of employees working less than that aggregated into full-time equivalents. Employers that do not fulfill this obligation may be required to make a payment in lieu of meeting their responsibilities, which are descr...

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