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Affordable Care Act

Publix, Sea World Want ACA Change

Three powerful Central Florida companies back legislation to increase the number of hours an employee must work to qualify for employer-provided health care. 

Under the Affordable Care Act, workers at large companies who put in 30 hours a week are considered full-time.  But Publix Super Markets, Darden Restaurants and SeaWorld Entertainment are backing legislation to increase that requirement  to 40 hours a week, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Large companies, those with 100 or more employees, can face penalties starting next year if health insurance is not provided for full-time employees.