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Affordable Care Act implementation delayed one year

The federal government recently delayed the required implementation date of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by one year. For Ohio University, this means that our mandatory implementation date is now
July 1, 2015.

As has been discussed, when implemented, the Affordable Care Act will require employers to offer health care insurance coverage to employees who work an average of 30 hours per week.  

Prior to full implementation, Ohio University and all other large employers will engage in a measurement period for tracking hours to determine employees' eligibility for health benefits coverage. The measurement period will be April 2014 to March 2015.

Consequently, for Fiscal Year 2013-14 (the current fiscal year), departments may continue to employ Group III Faculty and Staff and temporary employees for up to 40 hours per week with no required change to current health care benefits coverage.  

As a reminder, per current university policy, student hourly employees and graduate appointments may not work more than 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters, or more than 28 hours per week during any other time of the year, including Summer. This policy will remain in place for Fiscal Year 2013-14.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act and its impact on faculty, staff and student workers, please contact Greg Fialko in Human Resources at 740-593-1639 or fialko@ohio.edu.