United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Employers Ask: What happens to benefits eligibility during an unpaid leave of absence?

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Mar 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Question: If an employee of an applicable large employer takes an unpaid leave of absence (not Family and Medical Leave Act), what happens to their benefit eligibility during that time?

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Topics: FMLA, leave of absence, Danielle Capilla, counting employees

Perfect Attendance! How to Handle Leaves of Absence under the ACA

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Oct 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer full-time employees health coverage, or pay one of two employer shared responsibility penalties. An ALE is an employer with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees (for 2015, this threshold is 100). A full-time employee is an employee who works 30 hours or more a week.

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Topics: ACA, PPACA Affordable Care Act, leave of absence, employer shared responsibility, applicable large employers, counting employees