FAQ 589: Eligibility--Entry date later than it should be Problem: Please see the attached case. Please take a look at John Doe. His date of entry should be 11/1/2006 based on his hire date and completion of 1000 hours in 2006. ASC is bringing him in on 1/1/2007 and we don't know why. Please take a look at the specs and let me know what we need to do. Solution: Remember the entry date calculations try to determine the Hours the first year from the DOH to the first anniversary of their DOH...then it reverts to plan years after that.So - for John Doe:It takes all of his 2005 hours - which is "1".To this it adds a proration of his 2006 hours attributable to the period 1/1/2006 to 10/27/2006.1000 hours * (306days/365days) = 838 hours (appx)So for this period: 1 hour 838 hours = 839 hrsIt is less than 1000, so it reverts to a plan year and he comes in on 1/1/07.In these scenarios, it is better to put in the real hours, rather than just 1 or 1000.In any event, if you change his 2005 hours to 200 hours or so, or else change his current hours to 2000 if he is full time -- it will put the entry as you expect.