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Employers To Start Considering Use Of Part-Time Employees As Obamacare Measurement Period Starts January 1, 2013

Published by on November 7, 2012

A passage in a blog post I read today caught my attention — apparently the time period to count how many employees an employer has for purposes of Obamacare coverage (and penalties) starts January 1, 2013.  The quote is from National Restaurant News’ article “Restaurants to mitigate health care costs by cutting hours.”  More after […]

A passage in a blog post I read today caught my attention — apparently the time period to count how many employees an employer has for purposes of Obamacare coverage (and penalties) starts January 1, 2013.  The quote is from National Restaurant News’ article “Restaurants to mitigate health care costs by cutting hours.”  More after the break.

Here is the quote that caught my attention:

One aspect of the law that Barr believes franchisees need to pay more attention to is the “measurement period,” or the time during which employee hours will be measured to determine their status as full time or part time. Barr’s 12-month measurement period begins in January 2013, meaning that he has to start analyzing employee statuses now, he said.

The IRS also has guidance on Determining Full-Time Employees for Purposes of Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Care Coverage.  It references a 12-month look back period.

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