Employer Shared Responsibility FAQs

Under U.S. health care reform, as of January 1, 2016, the university offers medical benefits to all employees who average at least 30 hours per week over a 12-month period, regardless of regular or temporary employment status. This expansion of coverage is required by the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision of the Affordable Care Act. The ESR provision requires access to medical benefits for all employees, both regular and temporary, who work “full time,” which is defined for medical benefits purposes as at least 30 hours per week on average.

If you have a specific question that isn't addressed here, please call the SSC Contact Center at 5-2000 (option 1) from the Ann Arbor campus, (734) 615-2000 (option 1) locally, or (866) 647-7657 (option 1) toll free, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.