411 on waivers?


How long do waivers last?


It depends on an employee's designation.

For full-time employees, waivers last only for the plan year the waiver is associated with.

For variable-hour employees, a waiver lasts only through the stability period associated with the eligibility test that prompted their offer of coverage.

  • If the employee is once again eligible for an offer of coverage after the next measurement period, the previous waiver no longer applies.


This Q&A was first published by ACA Insights' Helen Karakoudas on September 28, 2016 in a LinkedIn Pulse article titled "In the world of ACA compliance, every day should be Ask a Stupid Question Day."