Laws Affecting Benefits

Health Insurance Under The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 and includes multiple provisions that take effect under different timelines. One of the elements now involving organizations with 50 or more full-time employees is a requirement to offer medical insurance to full-time employees and their children (up to age 26).

For the purposes of this law, full-time employees are those who work 30 or more hours per week. The Office of Human Resources has reviewed university records to identify all individuals whose average weekly service totals 30 hours. The university has communicated with those individuals and informed them that they are eligible for medical insurance.

If you believe that you are eligible for medical insurance and have not received a communication to that effect from the university, please email

Some individuals not eligible for medical coverage at this time may become eligible because of changes in their duties and/or average weekly work hours. In addition, new employees may qualify for medical insurance if their initial terms of hire involve working 30 or more hours per week.

Additional information about the Affordable Care Act may be found at If you have questions about your medical insurance eligibility at Case Western Reserve, please email