• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Fall 2019.  Most meetings are at Harper L200.

    • Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00,  meeting at IEA Office, 553 N. Court, #210, Palatime
    • Fri., Nov. 15, 2019, 11:30 – 2:00
    • Fri., Dec. 6,  2019, 11:30 – 2:00, General Meeting: Election of Officers and Vote on Changes to Bylaws

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

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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