AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)
The ACA became effective October 1, 2013. Please read the information below pertaining to your type of employment to determine how much the ACA may affect you.
Benefits-eligible employees = regular full-time faculty and staff AND regular part-time faculty and staff who work an equivalent of 30 or more hours per week.
Non-Benefits-eligible employees = temporary full-time and part-time staff; lecturers; graduate assistants, student workers, tutors.
If you would like more information on the ACA, then please click on the links below.
Department of Labor Notice � notification and employer requirements
Office of Group Benefits notice � explains the health insurance marketplace and how you are affected if you currently have health insurance through OGB
Healthcare.gov � Run by the federal government, this site offers a comparison tool, answers to frequently asked questions, and the opportunity to enroll in insurance through the Marketplace.
LHEC.net � The Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition, led by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisisana, provides this site with information about the ACA, the Marketplace, and links to articles and resources that can help you understand the new option.
KFF.org/health-reform � The Kaiser Family Foundation site provides a calculator that estimates how a Marketplace plan could impact your family.