Q.- We are a not-for-profit charitable organization. We had over 50 employees for most of this year. In 2015, we had fewer than 50 employees. Will the Affordable Care Act apply to us in 2016? Does it apply to charitable organizations?
A.- Yes. In 2017 you will be subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act if you averaged 50 or more employees in 2016. All employers that are applicable large employers are subject to ACA including for-profit, non-profit and government entity employers.