The Society for Human Resource Management is hoping regulators overseeing the implementation of health care reform will reconsider how they define 90 days.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers would be forced to limit waiting periods before health benefits kick in for new employees to no more than 90 calendar days.

SHRM, in comments submitted to the government this week, pointed out that employers commonly offer coverage to workers starting on the first day of the month after 90 days of employment, or the first payroll period following some waiting period.

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