Does the new law put a limit on enrollment waiting periods?
Yes. Beginning in 2014, the waiting period for health insurance enrollment can’t be longer than 90 days.
The 90 day limit is counted from the first day the employee is hired for a full-time position. You don’t have to offer coverage to part-time employees.
For example, if a part-time employee is hired on April 5, and then becomes a full-time employee on Nov. 5, you must offer that employee an opportunity to enroll in your group health care plan by Feb. 5.
You can learn more about the limit on waiting periods by reading our reform alert.