One closely watched aspect of the GOP’s latest effort to reform healthcare involves whether or not it would amend the definition of full-time employment for benefit-eligibility purposes, which stands at 30 hours a week under the Affordable Care Act. While progress is being made to repeal and replace the ACA, several Washington insiders suggest that benefit professionals and their advisers continue to comply with the employer mandate that includes the workweek rule.

Both the American Health Care Act, which passed the House in May, and Better Care Reconciliation Act currently before the Senate, do not explicitly address the 30-hour requirement, says Laura Kerekes, chief knowledge officer at ThinkHR.

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