Changes in Health Benefits Eligibility Definition for Full-Time Employees

As of June 25, employees in salaried positions who work 30 hours or more per week will be considered full-time and eligible for the employer contribution to health care premiums. This change results from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state legislation.

The eligibility definition for health benefits coverage continues to be full-time or part-time, salaried classified state employees, or regular, full-time or part-time, salaried faculty members. Part-time salaried employees who work less than 30 hours will pay the entire cost for health care.

Eligible employees working between 30 and 31.9 hours who are already enrolled in health care coverage will automatically receive the state contribution beginning July 1, 2014. Employees newly eligible for the employer premium contribution and who are not currently enrolled in the program as part-time employees can make health care elections within 60 days of June 25, 2014. No enrollment or changes are allowed to a health flexible spending account due to this change in status.

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