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Frequently Asked Questions
What options do employers have when employees experience pay shortages, where employee wages don’t cover the health insurance premium?
Employers are often faced with situations that result in employees’ inability to pay insurance premiums. Whether the employee has experienced a reduction in hours, is on unpaid leave, is a tipped employee or must be offered coverage due to being in a…Read More »
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 »
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