House Passes Bill Changing 30 Hour Coverage Threshold to 40

Posted January 26, 2015 Industry Insights, Expert Tips, Company News

The House has passed the Save American Workers Act, H.R. 30. The bill would change the definition of “full-time” worker for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate from a 30 hour a week requirement to 40. The Save American Workers Act passed the House by a vote of 252 to 172.

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50 or more employees full-time or full-time equivalent employees are required to offer health insurance to any employee who works at least 30 hours a week, or pay a penalty.

The bill now goes before the Senate where, even if it passes, President Obama has promised to veto.


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