Affordable Care Act Information

Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning in 2014, larger employers those with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees will be required to track their employees hours of work to determine their status as part-time or full-time. Full-time status as defined by the ACA is 30 hours of work per week. The ACA requires that larger employers provide health care coverage to their full-time employees, or pay substantial assessments to the IRS.

Affordable Care Act Memorandum

Click Here To View The Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options Notice

Important Web Links

U.S. Department of Health Human Services

HealthCare.gov

U.S. Department of Labor

College and University Professional Associate for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

The White House - President Barack Obama

Definitions

New hire measurement period - the 12-month period beginning on the first day of the first month following an OPS employee's start date in which the average hours worked weekly will be measured to determine eligibility for coverage.

Open Enrollment (OE) measurement period - the 12-month period from October 1 through the following September 30 in which the average hours worked weekly will be measured to determine eligibility for coverage for the subsequent stability period (plan year).

Stability period - the 12-month period following a measurement period during which eligible employees who enroll in coverage must be covered.

  • Following the new hire measurement period, the stability period is dependent upon the hire date.
  • Following the OE measurement period, the stability period is January 1 through December 31.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Department at human.resources@cuw.edu