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How Health Reform Affects Part-time Workers

One of the biggest issues a sub-set of employers is facing because of the Affordable Care Act is that the law defines a full-time employee as someone who works 30 hours per week.  That means workers clocking that many hours must be provided health insurance at work or the employer faces financial penalties (penalties, however, have been delayed by one year and won’t take effect until 2015).

Historically, however, full-time employment has been defined as a 40-hour work week. In my WebMD Health Reform 101 post, “How Health Reform Affects Part-Time Workers,” I talk about the potential impact of the ACA’s regulations on part-time employees.

Posted in Health Reform, Policy