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ACA & Student Employment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly also referred to as Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” was signed into law on March 23, 2010. One of the ACA’s provisions that went into effect January 1, 2014 stipulates that employers with more than 50 workers must offer health insurance to full-time employees or incur penalties.

The primary relationship of student employees at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is as a student. The vast majority of NSU’s student employees work part-time while focusing on their academic programs. In order to be considered a full-time employee eligible for health insurance coverage under the ACA, students would have to work an average of 30 hours or more per week over the course of a 12-month period. To the knowledge of the Office of Student Financial Assistance there are no students who currently meet these criteria. If you believe that you are a student employee who meets the criteria for coverage, please notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance promptly.

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