Tag: waiting period

Question: Is it correct that employers or plan providers can make employees wait no longer than 90 days to enroll in benefits, but that employers may also impose a cumulative service requirement of 1,200 hours or less? Answer: Plans are prohibited from imposing a waiting period exceeding 90 days. Waiting period is the time that passes before…

Question: What is the waiting period requirement for benefits after hiring a long-term temporary agency worker as a regular employee? Answer: A temporary agency employee is not an employee of the contracting company; he or she is employed by the agency and would be subject to the agency’s compensation and benefits policies as an employee…

The final waiting period regulations issued June 20, 2014 by the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that employers can require new employees to complete a one-month “orientation period” before the eligibility waiting period begins for the employer’s group health plan. These regulations also clarify the…