Affordable Care Act (ACA)

OU Workforce Management

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires changes in workforce management and payroll procedures. The ACA redefines ‘full-time employee’ and changes how benefits eligibility is determined. These changes impact nearly every university department. Maintaining compliance requires collaboration between individual departments, Human Resources, and several other university offices. For more information:

Health Insurance Marketplace

The university continues to provide employer-based insurance to OU benefits-eligible employees. As a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people can also consider purchasing health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace, also called an insurance exchange. Additional Health Insurance Marketplace information can be found here.

If university managers receive ACA documents on behalf of an employee that ask for plan verification, please forward them to the HR Benefits office on your campus.