Am I legally elligable for healthcare benefits once my employer reduces my hours?
Question Details: I have been a full-time employee in excellent standing for 11 yours. In October, my employer typically announces enrollment of healthcare benefits for following year. If my hours are reduced to below the full-time status after October 15th, does my employer have to provide me healthcare benefits?
No, they do not. There is no law requiring employers to provide health insurance at all (not even the ACA; while it may impose fines on certain employers for not providing insurance, those fines are less than insurance costs, and employers could choose to pay them instead), and certainly no law requiring insurance for less-than-full time employees. Your employer could stop providing you coverage.
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