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Look-Back Method for ACA Compliance

The look-back method is an approach for tracking employee hours and based on the average hours they work over a set period of time which is the measurement period.

 

Tracking Employee Hours Using the Look-Back Method

The look-back method is an approach for tracking employee hours and based on the average hours they work over a set period of time, called the measurement period. A measurement ... Learn more

Tracking Employee Hours Using the Measurement Period

The measurement period is the period during which you track employee hours of service. The hours worked during this period is what will determine whether an employee is consider... Learn more

Administrative Period

The measurement period is followed by an administrative period, which is a relatively brief period of time (up to 90 days) that you can use to “look back” and determine whic... Learn more

Stability Period

This is the period during which employees who worked the necessary amount of hours during the measurement period, who were offered coverage, and who enrolled in coverage, will a... Learn more

Determining ACA Eligibility for New Hires

When determining full-time eligibility for new hires, both the initial measurement period and the standard measurement period are used. The initial measurement period and th... Learn more

Handling Overlaps in Measurement Periods for New Hires

Unless a new hire begins work on the exact day that a company’s standard measurement period starts, there will be an overlap between the initial measurement period (specific... Learn more

Tracking Employee Hours By Employment Type

Depending on employment type (e.g., full-time vs. part-time, salaried vs. hourly), Zenefits will utilize different methods to determine the number of hours worked during the mea... Learn more

Using the Initial Measurement Period

Employees who start after the company's inaugural standard measurement period are considered new hires for ACA purposes and will have their hours measured over an initial measur... Learn more

What Measurement Periods does Zenefits’ ACA Tool Support?

At this time, Zenefits only supports a 12-month measurement and stability period. Learn more

Can I change my Measurement Period once set in Zenefits?

If this is the first time you are using Zenefits’ ACA tool, yes. To do so, click the “Restart Setup” link in the upper-right hand corner of the tool. Since you will be changing ... Learn more

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