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Smaller employers struggle with budget, benefits
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Small employers are often struggling with budget and benefits. They wish to provide benefits for their employees, but have to struggle with the cost to do so. One common mistake many small employers make is to set eligibility for benefits at greater than 30 hours per week.

The rules are quite clear that 30 hours per week is the maximum eligibility period for most insurers plans. A small employer might want to define full time as 32 hours or even 40, but it is simply not allowed. Fortunately for most employers, the insurers don’t have the resources to audit the groups.