As 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.
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). If you work fewer than 30 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.