Affordable Care Act for Academic Employees
Assistant Vice Provost, Director of Academic Personnel Policies and Services
The following policies and practices must be implemented by the end of July 2013. Please distribute these policies promptly to the academic units and staff whom you oversee.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires Indiana University to clarify several of its policies regarding the appointment of academic employees. Unlike some other federal employment regulations, the ACA does not include special exemptions for academic or student employees. As a result, the university is in the position of fitting general employment requirements to the special setting of academic employment. To avoid financial penalties and increases in healthcare program expense (which already exceeds $223 million in the coming fiscal year), the University is adopting these interim policies.
This policy was established in 2013 in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Policy was updated in March 2014 with guidelines for calculation of adjunct faculty members' hours of work.