Frontline Helps School Districts Address Affordable Care Act
In response to new federal healthcare regulations, Frontline Technologies recently launched several initiatives around the Aesop substitute placement and absence management system to help school districts track and determine eligibility for healthcare benefits.
New regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) require employers, including school districts, to provide coverage to employees working an average of 30 or more hours a week or 130 or more hours a month.
Set to go into effect January 1, 2015, the regulations commonly known as “Obamacare” have districts looking for an effective way to track part-time employee hours, particularly for substitute teachers, and determine eligibility for insurance benefits.
In response to this need, Frontline Technologies, the creators of the Aesop substitute placement and absence management system, has released a targeted, customizable report to all 3,500 of its school district customers. The new report allows districts to easily see the days or hours scheduled to work for each substitute per week. Districts can get the report on-demand or schedule it to be delivered weekly or monthly.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of districts ask about tracking employee hours in preparation for the Affordable Care Act,” said Larry Foxx, Director of Client Services. “The new report should make it a lot easier for districts to collect and review the data they need to track this year.”
Another Aesop report allows districts to track the total number of days and hours a substitute has been scheduled to work in any given time period. This report can also be accessed on-demand or scheduled and could be useful in determining a substitute’s eligibility based on a certain look-back period. In addition to these reports, Frontline is also evaluating further functionality within Aesop to assist districts with the mandates.
Also from Frontline, the VeriTime time and attendance system captures the actual time worked by hourly employees, helping districts track hours worked by part-time employees.
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To learn more about the regulations, visit our ACA Resource Center.