Yes, part-time employees are eligible for health insurance. However, employers aren’t required to provide health insurance to their part-time employees under the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately this means it is up to the employer to decide if they want to offer health insurance to part-time employees. If employers do choose to provide health insurance to these employees, they are required by the Affordable Care Act to cover their health insurance the same as their full-time employees.
What qualifies as a part-time employee?
A standard full-time employee in the U.S. works about 40 hours a week. The ACA defines a full-time employee as anyone that works 30 hours or more. This means employers must cover anyone that works at least 30 hours.
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