Available Benefits for ACA-Eligible Employees
Some Tufts faculty and staff are eligible to receive health benefits through the Affordable Care Act. To be eligible through the ACA, employees work 130+ hours per month over a 12-month period and are not otherwise eligible for health coverage through Tufts University.
Before an eligible employee is offered ACA benefits, there is a 12-month measurement period that begins on the first of the month after the date of hire, followed by a 30-day administrative assessment period. After that, the university has a 30-day period to offer the election to an eligible employee. By November 30 of each year thereafter, the university will evaluate the data based on the hours each employee works and notify the employee that he or she continues to be an ACA-eligible employee for health coverage for the next calendar year.
ACA Eligible Employees will receive a communication from the TSS. Individuals have a 30 days from the date of notification to enroll or waive via eServe.