Indiana Public Schools and State of Indiana File Lawsuit Against Affordable Care Act

John Glenn is one of 15 school corporations that has joined the state of Indiana in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the IRS, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in connection with the Affordable Care Act.

All public school corporations provide comprehensive health insurance coverage to most of their employees, but the corporations do not have enough funding to provide affordable, minimum value coverage to all employees who work in excess of 30 hours per week.

When the ACA takes effect, it will impose significant penalties upon employers who fail to provide all of their full-time employees with affordable minimum value insurance. The school corporations in this lawsuit have reduced the hours of employees who are now not eligible for insurance which has caused hardships upon the employees affected. The corporations believe that these reductions will have long-term detrimental results.

This lawsuit challenges the authority of the federal government to impose the employer mandate upon the state of Indiana and the Indiana public school corporations.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP will represent the school corporations in this lawsuit and Attorney Greg Zoeller will represent the state of Indiana.