The Pay or Play Rule generally requires that "large" employers (i.e., those with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) offer health plan coverage to full-time employees or potentially pay a penalty to the federal government.
A persistent question for large employers has been how to define a "full-time" employee. The importance of "full-time" status cannot be overstated, because if an employer does not offer health plan coverage to just one full-time employee who then receives a federal subsidy to purchase health insurance at a Health Exchange, the employer could face a penalty of $2,000 per full-time employee per year. Also, if an employer offers health plan coverage to all full-time employees but the coverage does not offer "minimum value" or is not affordable for the employee, the employer could face a penalty of $3,000 per year for each full-time employee who receives a federal subsidy to purchase health insurance at a Health Exchange.More at the link including compliance tips for employers. Nice job Sarah!