I work 30 hours a week for my large employer. When I took the job 10 years ago, they agreed to enroll me in their insurance, but they would pay only 3/4 of the amount they pay for full-time employees, and I would pay the extra 1/4, on top of the normal employee contribution.
Under the ACA, does my 30 hours a week now count as full-time? Should my employer be paying the same amount for me as for their other employees? (I am their only part-time employee.)
If you work 30 hours a week on average you are full-time. If your employer has more than 50 full-time employees, they must offer you coverage.
Employers can use a look-back period of up to 12 months to determine full-time status. Thus if you had worked less hours before, your total average hours could be less than 30. Generally though, moving forward, if you work an average of 30 hours a week or more you are considered full-time.
If you are considered full-time, your employer must pay at least 50% of your total premium and coverage can't cost more than 9.56% of household income (although they usually use employee-only income as a safe harbor).
Learn more about the employer mandate.