Original Adopted Date: 8-11-97 Last Revised Date: 8-22-22 Last Reviewed Date: 11-28-16
Classified employees may be eligible for group insurance benefits as determined by the board and required by law. The board will select the group insurance program and the insurance company which will provide the program.
In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the board will offer classified employees, who work an average of at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, based on the measurement method adopted by the board, with minimum essential coverage that is both affordable and provides minimum value. The board will have the authority and right to change or eliminate group benefit programs, other than the group health plan, for its licensed employees.
Classified employees, who work an average of at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, based on the measurement method adopted by the board, are eligible to participate in the group health plan. Classified employees who work 20 per week are eligible to participate in group insurance plans. Employers should maintain documents regarding eligible employee’s acceptance and rejection of coverage.
Regular part-time classified employees (i.e. employees who work less than 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month for health benefit purposes or employees who work less than 20 per for benefits other than health) who wish to participate in group benefit programs by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan. Full-time and regular part-time classified employees who wish to purchase coverage for their spouse or dependents may do so by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan. The board will have the authority and right to change or eliminate group insurance programs for its classified employees.
The requirements stated in the Master Agreement/Staff Handbook between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding employee group insurance benefits shall be followed.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 85; 85B; 279.12; 509; 509A; 509B (2011).
Cross Reference: 411.1 Classified Employee Defined