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House to Vote on 40 Hour Bill

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2575, the Save America’s Workers Act of 2013, originally offered by Representative Todd Young (R-IN) on Thursday of next week. The bill will reinstate traditional labor standards by changing the definition of a full-time employee from 30 hours to 40 hours for the purposes of a required coverage offer under the health reform law’s employer mandate provisions.

Our agency, together with the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) has long supported efforts to raise the required minimum weekly hours of service for a coverage offer from 30 to 40. We know that many companies that are negatively impacted by the 30-hour requirement have already discussed how the 30-hour workweek imposes a burden on your company with your member of Congress, however, if you have not yet had the opportunity to reach out, we recommend you do.  We think employers should be able to determine the hours requirement that works best for their company and not be required to use 30-hours if it does not fit their business model.  Below is a link to the House of Representatives, please reach out to your representative prior to Thursday’s vote to voice your opinion on this important legislation.

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