Yes, employers in Massachusetts are required to provide health insurance to eligible employees. This is due to the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act of 2006, which is often referred to as “RomneyCare.”
The law requires employers with more than 11 full-time equivalent employees to offer health insurance coverage, or pay an annual fee to the state. It also requires employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees to provide coverage to individuals and dependents up to age 26.
Employers must offer one of the following types of health insurance packages: a PPO/HMO plan, an HMO plan that includes out of network coverage, or a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Employers in Massachusetts are also required to update their health insurance plans every 2 years. This means they must accept and incorporate any changes to the state's laws or regulations related to health care benefits.
The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act is designed to ensure that employers are providing adequate coverage for their employees. It's also meant to reduce the number of uninsured people in the state.
If you have any questions about the law or need specific guidance related to your situation, you should contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/.