Affordable Care Act Policy

Approved By Date
Board of Trustees 02-20-2014
Executive Leadership Team 12-19-2013
ICORE 12-11-2013

The college recognizes and values knowledge and skills provided by adjunct faculty, staff and student employees.  Each brings unique experiences and community, business and industry connections to enhance Stanly Community College’s educational environment. 

Any adjunct faculty or staff or student employee working a continuous thirty contact hour per week work load based on their specific job category, as listed below, will be offered the opportunity to enroll in the  NC State Health Insurance as mandated under the Affordable Care Act.  Part time employees have the option to waive the opportunity by signing a waiver form and submitting to the Human Resources (HR) Department.

Affordable Care Act Procedures

Approved By Date
Executive Leadership Team 07-11-2016
ICORE 06-29-2016

Supervisors are expected to use the chart below when hiring and scheduling part-time personnel in order to ensure that they are working within the allotted hours for the position.


Type of Part-Time Work


Clinical Time/Staff

Add Prep/Grading


Maximum Teaching Load

Curriculum Lecture

1 hour lecture

1 hour

Lecture only - 14 contact hours

Curriculum Lab

6 hours lab

1 hour

Lab only - 24  hours

Curriculum Clinical

1 hour clinical

None (hour for hour)

Clinical only –

29 hours/week

College & Career Readiness

1 hour of class

None (hour for hour)

29 hours/week

Corporate and Continuing Education (non-credit courses; includes Customized Industry Training)

1 hour of class

None (hour for hour)

29 hours/week

Corporate and Continuing Education (curriculum credit eligible courses)

See applicable curriculum stipulation above

See applicable curriculum stipulation above

See applicable curriculum stipulation above

Staff/Work Study

1 hour

None (hour for hour)

29 hours/week


Measurement, Administrative, and Stability Periods

Health Coverage eligibility is based on hours worked during a 12 month Measurement Period. Following the Measurement Period, a 30-day Administrative Period is observed to determine eligibility and offer health insurance as required. Following the Administrative Period, accepted health coverage is provided during a 12 month Stability Period. Following the Stability Period, the covered employees will be evaluated to determine if health coverage should continue based on hours worked.

New Employees

Initial Measurement Period (New part time hires)

12 Months from Hire Date (Begins first day of the month following the date of hire)

Administrative Period

30 days following Measurement Period

Stability Period

12 Months following Administrative Period


On-going Employees

Standard Measurement Period:   September 1 through August 31 of each year to coincide with health insurance open enrollment period

(On-going part time employees)

The College will monitor part-time faculty and staff work hours to ensure compliance with health insurance benefit entitlement. The College will assign administrative personnel to conduct reporting of instructional and non-instructional hours on a monthly basis. The Human Resources Department will be responsible for working with departments on compliance issues as well as offering health insurance benefits to eligible employees. Declination of health insurance benefits will not allow the employee to work additional hours.