I do not know if all employers will eventually do this to get out out providing health benefits, but my DH's employer did. My Dh and 5 others have been working as a armed courier for a armored truck company for almost 8 months, and getting up to 35 hrs a week, and at the 6 month mark he supposed to get health benefits. He pays half his employer pays the other half. Then as of 1/17/2013 he get his hours cut to 25, and the 5 other employees he hired in with got the same cut. Its puzzling and I thought it was the typical downsizing on hours that happens when winter hits Michigan. Then my DH tells me that they picked up 4 new accounts and 6 more ATM's to be serviced a week. The folks that have been there a year which is 4 still gets the 40 hr a week plus a little overtime. Will this happen to other folks as well when Obamacare really takes effect? Or has it already? I read that if employees are not full time, they are not entitled to receive health coverage from their employer. My DH told me a full timer told him thats why the company cut their hours was so they didn't get the coverage cause the company is cheap and will shave corners to save money. I do not get it though cause this company is nationwide, even Hawaii. This is endlessly frustrating! I thought we could finally stay out of state assistance for food and medicaid for our dd. But nooooo, we can't get off food assistance cause 25 hrs a week just doesn't cut it when you include bills and what not. He will be making $1090 a month and our mortgage is $550 a month. Damn it! Does anyone know if a employer can do this?? Our dd isn't even potty trained yet, and no daycare will take her. And we have no family members close by for the occasional babysitting so I could maybe get a job. And it would make no sense to pay a babysitter so I can work just to give her money. This sucks so BAD!!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Feb. 2, 2013 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:58 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 1:18 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
It's not because of Obamacare I don't think, it's because Medical Insurance is so expensive. I never heard of a Company providing medical coverage if you only work part time. It is absolutely terrible. I know how you feel. We pay $1,300 a month out of pocket for medical coverage for our family. We scrape by. Has your DH thought of becoming a Cop or a Marshall? County & State jobs are more secure & the medical benefits are excellent. My DH is past the age to take tests for those jobs where we live or else he would do it. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:42 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:40 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by missanc at 10:13 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:50 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
Health Care as it is is soooo expensive, so to add the whole upcoming Obama care is just going to make prices sky rocket up. Which would mean business, especially small business will not be able to afford to pay for health care, so they will keep their employees under so they don't have to pay it. I know of a few places who are going to have to cut back or they won't stay in buisness. Which will put more people into the government healthcare, which then the government will need more taxes to cover the increase of people who can not obtain healthcare through their work place.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by booklover545 at 9:39 PM on Feb. 2, 2013