Last month, Massachusetts passed legislation intended to ensure that all its residents have health care coverage. A controversial “pay or play” provision requires any employer with more than 10 employees to either provide health care coverage or pay an annual “fair share” fee to the state.

In January the Maryland Legislature enacted the so-called Wal-Mart bill. It requires all private employers with more than 10,000 Maryland employees to spend 8 percent of payroll on health insurance or pay the difference to a fund maintained by the state. Various fair-share bills are pending in more than 20 other states.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]