To assist our clients who will be implementing the counting hour rules, the Compliance team of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has developed this article outlining key considerations for employers.

For applicable large employers, tracking and understanding each employee’s hours of service is required in order to make an informed decision on who should be offered coverage pursuant to the Employer Mandate – “pay or play” decision. In addition, knowing an employee’s hours of service will assist employers with their IRS reporting obligations under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).

Every applicable large employer must carefully consider the impact of choosing a system to count hours of service. But with careful planning, employers will be well able to correctly administer the new rules related to counting hours of service for purposes of PPACA.

Download our "Employer Considerations When Implementing Counting Hours Rules" article to learn more.