A question about insurance.
March 4, 2014 6:21 PM Subscribe
If I go from part-time to full-time, is my employer (small business owner, <20 employees) obligated to offer me health insurance?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Currently working for a small business, part-time employee. I love my job, and there is enough work for me to go from part-time to full-time. When I was hired, my boss said that he didn't hire any full-time employees so he didn't have to offer health insurance.
I don't care about being offered health insurance. I will be getting married in a few months, and at that point, I will go on my partner's health insurance, so I won't even need health insurance.
What I do want is this position to become full-time. I feel that if I can reassure my boss that he isn't obligated to offer insurance to me if I go from 20 hours a week to 35-40, I think he would feel more comfortable increasing my hours.
Additional information: He has about a dozen employees, in New York State, if that makes a difference. (According to healthcare.gov, he is not obligated as a small-business owner, but I don't know if NYS has different employment laws.)