Departments and hiring managers can use these measurement periods to determine benefits eligibility.
|Initial period||Standard period|
|Non-benefits eligible employees hired on or after Oct. 1, 2013, will be measured to determine eligibility, beginning the first of the month following hire.||Non-benefits eligible employees continue to be measured to determine eligibility every year, Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.|
First standard measurement period after the initial measurement period: If an employee does not average 30 or more hours per week, coverage is canceled at the end of the initial stability period.
Subsequent standard measurement periods: If an employee does not average 30 or more hours per week, coverage is canceled at 11:59 pm at the end of the pay period in which Dec. 31 occurs.
Refer to the ASU measurement and stability periods chart for details.
Break-in service rules
The Affordable Care Act guidelines must be used to determine average hours during the initial and standard measurement periods for all academic personnel, staff members and student employees.
|Type of unpaid break||Impact on ACA measurement period|
|Less than four consecutive weeks.||Zero hours will be used to determine the average hours for up to three weeks maximum.|
Four to 26 consecutive weeks and break does not exceed the length of pre-break employment, includes:
Measurement period average will be used for each week during the break to determine average hours.
Four to 26 consecutive weeks and break exceeds the length of pre-break employment, includes:
||The new measurement period starts the first of the month following the return to work or rehire date.|
|More than 26 consecutive weeks.||The new measurement period starts the first of the month following the return to work or rehire date.|
|Special unpaid FMLA and USERRA - military - leave provided employee returns to work after the leave of absence.||Measurement period average - excluding unpaid FMLA and USERRA leave - will be used for the period on unpaid FMLA or USERRA leave to determine average hours.|