Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), referred to more frequently as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is the health care reform legislation signed into law by President Obama in March 2010.  Many of the key provisions of the law were designed to extend health insurance coverage to the uninsured, improve the quality and affordability of health insurance and reduce heatlh care costs.
 
What does the ACA have to do with Payroll?
The Affordable Care Act includes the individual shared responsibility provision and the premium tax credit that may affect employee's annual tax returns.  More information can be found on the IRS website.

In addition, employees may receive a 1095-C from the University.  If you have health insurance through the UW System, you will also receive a 1095-B.
For more information visit the UW System ACA Frequently Asked Questions.
 
Student Employees - Additional ACA Information
To be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and state legislation, student employees can work a maximum of 25 hours per week during the academic year, as outlined on the Student Payroll Schedule.  Students may work up to a maximum of 40 hours per week during designated break periods.  Please see the following resources for additional information pertaining to student hours and ACA requirements: