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Covered California: We’re still going to add small biz groups with 51-100 employees
Sacramento Business Journal

The Affordable Care Act’s small-business expansion — slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2016 — is now optional, but Covered California expects to move ahead with the change. President Barack Obama signed legislation Oct. 7 that gives states flexibility to expand the small-group market up to 100 employees or keep it at 50. Business interests had widely opposed the mandatory expansion. The new law repeals that requirement and gives states the flexibility to determine the size of their small-group market. The current definition is up to 50 employees.