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Health Reform Quiz - Employer Mandate

Health Reform Quiz

Employer Mandate

1. To what size group does the Employer Mandate apply?

 2-49
 50 or more
 500 or more
 All of the above

That's right. The correct answer is "50 or more"

Sorry, the correct answer is "50 or more"

The Employer Mandate applies to fully insured, self-funded and grandfathered groups that have 50 or more full-time employees and/or full-time equivalents.

2. What counting methodology does an employer use to determine the number of full-time and equivalent (FTE) employees:

 Count all full and part-time employees regardless of number of hours worked
 Count only full-time employees working 40 hours per week
 Count full- and part-time employees by averaging hours worked by both types of employees
 Count everyone who works for the company working 30 hours or more per week including full- and part-time employees as well as independent contractors

Correct.

Sorry, that's not right

The counting methodology for full-time equivalents is found by averaging hours worked by employees, including part-time employees. The definition of full-time employees is those who work at least 30 hours per week. For example, two 20-hour-per-week employees equal one full-time equivalent. Independent contractors are not considered an employee and are not to be included in the count.

3. Employees who work in foreign locations are counted for the purpose of meeting the Employer Mandate threshold.

 True
 False

Yes, the correct answer is FALSE.

Sorry, the correct answer is FALSE.

All hours worked in the U.S. count toward determining full-time status. Hours worked outside the U.S., whether by nationals or foreign nationals, do not need to be counted.