TAWAS CITY – The Iosco County Board of Commissioners is expected to finalize a mandate which will strictly limit the hours of part-time employees when the board next meets on May 1.

As passed out of the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, April 17, part-time county employees would be limited to 28 hours per week.

County Administrator/Treasurer Elite Shellenbarger said allowing any of the 29 part-time staff more hours could expose the county to a stiff financial penalty for violating the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely known as ObamaCare.

The ACA requires any business, government or agency which employs 50 or more people to provide health insurance to its full-time personnel, defined as anyone who works 30 hours or more per week, including paid vacation, sick time and personal days, according to literature distributed by Shellenbarger.


For more on this story, see this week's editions of the Iosco County News-Herald and the Oscoda Press.