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  •  right. (2+ / 0-)
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    CFAmick, Kevskos

    So if you have 200 20 hour per week employees, you have 100 full time equivalents and have to provide insurance for 100 of your employees. Or pay the fine.

    Over and over again in the media, I see "reporters" saying that employers are moving to part time because of Obamacare. Even Paul Soloman on the PBS News Hour did the same.

    Makes me wonder if the media is deliberately misrepresenting OR if they're just too lazy to pick up on and report the facts.

    Either way, it allows the opponents of ACA to say that it's bad because people are being forced into part time.

    working for a world that works for everyone ...

    by USHomeopath on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:51:57 AM PDT

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    •  That's not how ACA works. (1+ / 0-)
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      Under ACA there is no penalty for not providing affordable health insurance to part time employees regardless of the number of full or part time employees.

      The calculation in ACA of Full time equivalent employees is solely to determine if the business is subject to small company or big company rules.  If subject to small company rules (50 or fewer full time equivalent employees) there is no penalty for not providing affordable health insurance to full time or part time employees.  

      If subject to big company rules, there is no penalty for not providing affordable health insurance to part time employees, but there is a penalty for not proving affordable insurance to full time (30 or more hours/wk) employees.

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      by nextstep on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 09:26:14 AM PDT

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      •  I think that's the biggest change we need to make (0+ / 0-)

        Change the ACA wording just slightly to impose the penalty based on FTEs rather than actual full-time employees. Bam, it now strongly encourages companies to use full-time workers.

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