required by the federal Affordable Care Act, effective September 1, 2013, all
state and higher education employees working at least 30 hours a week are
considered full-time employees for health insurance coverage.
September 1, if you work at least 30 hours a week, the State will pay 100% of
your health insurance premium if you are eligible for the Texas Employees Group
Benefits Program (GBP). Until September 1, if you work fewer than 40 hours a
week, you are still considered part-time, and the State pays only 50% of your
health insurance premiums.
This does not include time off for vacation,
sick time, holidays, leave without pay, or other leave.