Most Oklahoma employers exempt from health-care act tax provisions

Read the Tulsa World continuing coverage of the health care law.

    By WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
    Published:  7/4/2012  1:57 AM
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“The vast majority of Oklahoma employers will be exempt from the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act, according to state statistics.

Starting in 2014, the federal law will tax employers who don’t provide qualified health insurance to their employees, but employers with fewer than 50 workers are exempt from the tax.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission statistics for the fourth quarter of 2011 show that 87,895 establishments had 49 or fewer employees. That’s 94.5 percent of the state’s employers, according to the commission.”

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