• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the year – subject to change – are as follows:

    • October 9
    • November 13
    • December 11

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

Know Your Rights Regarding Work Hours and the Affordable Care Act

 

“ERISA is the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The law protects employee rights in such vested benefits as retirement plans, but “also applies to such nonvested plans as health insurance,” Harder says.

 Workforce restructuring — shifting jobs and hours to avoid the requirement to provide health insurance, for example — is the key. “If an employee is eligible for health care benefits under an existing plan (but) the employer curtails working hours specifically to create ineligibility (for coverage) … an ERISA complaint may be actionable,” Harder wrote in a C3 Advisors blog (c3advisors.wordpress.com).

 The Department of Labor enforces ERISA rules.”

 

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