College cuts hours to limit health care costs

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Colorado Mountain College is limiting part-time staff hours to limit health care costs under the new federal health care act.

The school has only 112 full-time faculty members across 11 college campuses in western Colorado, and about 600 part-time professors. However, about two dozen professors will be affected because many classes have not been filled.

Incoming president Carrie Hauser says administrators have been thinking about how to comply with the requirements of the new health care act, which kicks in for employers with more than 100 workers next year. The new law requires that large employers offer insurance to any worker putting in more than 30 hours per week.

According to the Aspen Daily News, adjunct professors were previously limited to an average 33 hours a week.

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