Affordable Care Act
To comply with the federally-mandated provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the University of West Florida offers State of Florida Group Health Insurance coverage as an optional benefit for all qualified employees including Other Personal Services (OPS) employees. The coverage is subject to change based on state and federal legislation. OPS Employees who meet the measuring guidelines, including graduate assistants and adjunct faculty, will be notified by People First to elect coverage.
Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) - Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI)
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Q&A (2013)
- Employee Eligibility for State Group Insurance Benefits (User Manual) (2013)
- Qualifying Status Change Event Matrix (effective October 1, 2020)
- OPS Eligibility Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2017
Important Web Links
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
New hire measurement period - the 12-month period beginning on the first day, of the first month, following an OPS employee's start date in which the average hours worked weekly will be measured to determine eligibility for coverage.
Open Enrollment (OE) measurement period - the 12-month period from October 3rd through the following October 2nd in which the average hours worked weekly will be measured to determine eligibility for coverage for the subsequent stability period (plan year).
Information for departments and divisions regarding the impact of PPACA:
Presentation on OPS Employee State Group Insurance Benefits Orientation