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Frequently Asked Questions
We have an employee moving from full-time to part-time. Do we need to continue offering benefits?
An employee who regularly works 30 or more hours per week is considered full-time and, therefore, must be offered health coverage by an employer, subject to the employer mandate. If an employee is reasonably expected to work full-time hours, based on determinative…Read More »
FMLA was enacted on Feb. 5, 1993, which means it celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. Even after all these years, it can still be one of the more complex laws with which an employer needs to comply. First, it's important to…Read More »
When identifying full-time employees for employer mandate purposes, does an employer include employees from foreign countries?
To determine size for employer mandate and reporting purposes, an employer would only count the employees (and service hours) of those who receive U.S.-source income. They wouldn’t include hours of service for which the compensation constitutes foreign-source income. So, if the employees…Read More »
How does the repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate impact employer group health plans and employer obligations under the ACA’s employer mandate and reporting requirements?
As a reminder, the ACA’s individual mandate was repealed as part of the 2017 tax reform bill. However, the individual mandate repeal doesn’t take effect until 2019. Therefore, the individual mandate remains in effect for 2018, meaning generally that all U.S. citizens…Read More »
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