Affordable Care Act Information


Disclaimer: This information represents only a brief summary of the Affordable Care Act and how it applies to Lane Community College. It is not meant to supersede union contracts or working condition agreements; however, offers of health insurance coverage will be made whenever required under ACA regulations.


COMMON TERMS

Administrative Period – Period of time in which Human Resources is performing measurement and making offers of insurance to those variable hour employees who have worked at least 30 hours per week (130 hours per month) over the preceding measurement period.

Full-time Employee – Those who are hired into benefit eligible positions.

Hours Worked – Includes all paid hours (regular, overtime, compensatory time, sick, vacation, personal, jury duty, etc.) and unpaid FMLA, USERRA, and other federally protected leaves.

Measurement Period – Period of time in which all hours worked are used to determine eligibility for health insurance coverage during the upcoming stability period.

Part-time Employee – Those who are not immediately hired into benefit eligible positions and not expected to work an average of 30 hours per week (130 hours per month).

Stability Period – Period of time in which those qualifying variable hour employees will have health insurance coverage.

Variable Hour Employee – Those who are not immediately hired into benefit eligible positions and whose weekly hours cannot be determined at start of employment.


EMPLOYEE CLASS (as applied to ACA)

"Full time" – C1, C2, F1, M1

  • Insurance begins the 1st of the month following date of hire.

"Variable Hour" – C3, C4, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F9, M3, M5, M9, W7, W8, W9

  • Subject to evaluation of hours worked to determine eligibility for insurance

"Part time" – None

"Seasonal" – None


VARIABLE HOUR EVALUATION (ongoing employees)

Segment Begin Date End Date Duration
Measurement Period December 16 December 15 12 months
Administrative Period December 16 February 28 (29) 75 days (76 on leap year)
Stability Period March 1 February 28 (29) 12 months
Examples:
Segment #1 Begin Date End Date Duration
Measurement Period December 16, 2012 December 15, 2013 12 months
Administrative Period December 16, 2013 Feburary 28, 2014 75 days
Stability Period March 1, 2014 February 28, 2015 12 months
Segment #2 Begin Date End Date Duration
Measurement Period December 16, 2013 December 15, 2014 12 months
Administrative Period December 16, 2014 February 28, 2015 75 days
Stability Period March 1, 2015 February 29, 2016 12 months

Questions? Contact Heidi Morales in Human Resources (moralesh@lanecc.edu).