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Monday, December 16, 2013

Affordable Care Act Impact on Substitute Teachers?

"...Eligibility for benefits for substitute teachers – who are generally considered temporary, at-will employees – is one of those topics that would have never come up in conversation at a district a year ago.

 And for many districts, the number of substitutes working enough hours to qualify is so low, it may still not be a major issue. However, with about 60% of respondents setting or planning to set a limit on substitute hours, there seems to be enough concern to warrant action.

 This percentage is higher than those who have decided to reduce hours for part-time employees – possibly because school districts are not used to tracking hours for substitutes and want a safeguard to ensure subs do not go over the threshold and count as full-time.

 Some districts are also exploring other creative options to address the health care law, like hiring a few permanent substitutes or outsourcing subs to a staffing firm.
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Eligibility for benefits for substitute teachers – who are generally considered temporary, at-will employees – is one of those topics that would have never come up in conversation at a district a year ago. And for many districts, the number of substitutes working enough hours to qualify is so low, it may still not be a major issue.
However, with about 60% of respondents setting or planning to set a limit on substitute hours, there seems to be enough concern to warrant action.
This percentage is higher than those who have decided to reduce hours for part-time employees – possibly because school districts are not used to tracking hours for substitutes and want a safeguard to ensure subs do not go over the threshold and count as full-time.
Some districts are also exploring other creative options to address the health care law, like hiring a few permanent substitutes or outsourcing subs to a staffing firm.
- See more at: http://www.frontlinek12.com/Pages/Blog/How_Are_Districts_Preparing_for_the_Affordable_Care_Act.html#sthash.GSZlgDtx.dpuf
Eligibility for benefits for substitute teachers – who are generally considered temporary, at-will employees – is one of those topics that would have never come up in conversation at a district a year ago. And for many districts, the number of substitutes working enough hours to qualify is so low, it may still not be a major issue.
However, with about 60% of respondents setting or planning to set a limit on substitute hours, there seems to be enough concern to warrant action.
This percentage is higher than those who have decided to reduce hours for part-time employees – possibly because school districts are not used to tracking hours for substitutes and want a safeguard to ensure subs do not go over the threshold and count as full-time.
Some districts are also exploring other creative options to address the health care law, like hiring a few permanent substitutes or outsourcing subs to a staffing firm.
- See more at: http://www.frontlinek12.com/Pages/Blog/How_Are_Districts_Preparing_for_the_Affordable_Care_Act.html#sthash.GSZlgDtx.dpuf
Infographic: How Are Districts Preparing for the Affordable Care Act?

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