The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in March 2010 requires employers
throughout the country to offer affordable health insurance coverage to employees who work 30 hours or
more on average per week. For the purposes of insurance coverage only, these employees will be
considered full-time and, starting with the upcoming Open Enrollment, the state will offer them health insurance
coverage and other insurance benefits effective January 1, 2014.
OPS employee with less than 30 hours per week should contact the Florida Marketplace for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act options that are available (Florida Marketplace or HealthCare.Gov).
Learn more by visiting the following informational pages:
PPACA - OPS Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions (updated by UWF Human Resources 9/13/2013)
State Group Insurance FAQ (download information updated September 3, 2013)
Marketplace Notice (download discusses the Federal Exchange)