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My employer increased my hours but is not giving me benefits

I've been working as a part time employee for awhile but recently my hours have been increased for some special projects. I've been working 30-40 hour weeks. I do not get health insurance or any other benefits because I am not considered a full time employee. Are they required to give me benefits at some point? How should I approach this with them? I'm in the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2014 - 13 answers

How do most married, dual-income couples deal with health insurance?

How do most married, dual-income couples deal with health insurance? Should I drop mine and go on his plan? I am recently married. My husband and I are both healthy and have private sector jobs that are reasonably secure. I work for a small (less than 20 employees) company that has so-so health insurance. Husband works for a larger (500 employee) company that has awesome health insurance. Adding me to his health plan would cost about the same as what I pay for my health plan now. I'm planning on joining his health plan, but open enrollment time is coming up at my job, and I'm wondering if I should keep my insurance or drop it. I can afford the premium, but I don't want to be wasting money where I don't need to. Is it good to be double-insured just in case he loses his job? We have no kids, but are planning on them in the next few years.
posted by emily37 on May 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Where is Flo when I need her cheery optimism???

I'm in the open enrollment period (also newly married) and am considering switching health insurance -- for the first time ever. I understand the fill-out-the-forms part, but I can't wrap my head around what that means logistically. What's the process? What should I look out for? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Double the benefit, double the fun

I can insure my spouse through my employer. My spouse can insure me through his employer. Right now we are just going with the better of the two plans. Is there any reason we would want to sign up for both? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Sep 16, 2011 - 18 answers

I have awful healthcare - can I get domestic partner benefits with my GIRLFRIEND? I'm a boy.

I'm a guy. Can I get domestic partner benefits in California with my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

The question I dare not ask HR.

Do you lose your health insurance the instant you leave your job? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Aug 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Losing my group health insurance--now what?

I'm losing my group health insurance. My wife has a pre-existing condition. Now what? [more inside]
posted by D+ on Dec 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Health Insurance reimbursement

What examples can I cite to convince my employer to continue reimbursing my 3rd party health care? [more inside]
posted by slagerst on Dec 14, 2009 - 4 answers

20 pills a day x $5 per pill = Living with your parents forever.

When Health Insurance is the most important factor in a job search, how so you look for a new job? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Feb 7, 2008 - 15 answers

How is the health insurance stipend built into my hourly rate affecting my income tax?

My new company doesn't provide health insurance but a $2500 stipend is "built into" my hourly rate to cover the cost. I've got a plan that costs $175/month but how much does it suck for me that the stipend money is being taxed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 - 9 answers

benefit cut

My employer has decided to stop paying any dependent health insurance coverage. How do I respond? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 14, 2005 - 13 answers

New Job-- more $, lose benefits. Stay or Go?

My husband has applied for a different job within his company, and he seems to be getting signs that they want to hire him. It's more money, he likes the people better, and he thinks this may eventually offer advancement either within the company or outside of it. The catch? No benefits. [more inside]
posted by Shoeburyness on Oct 16, 2005 - 11 answers

Is it smart to drop my medical benefits altogether?

It's November, and for many of us that means "Open Benefit Enrollment" time! It turns out that I'm paying about 200 bucks a MONTH for my benefits...the company I'm working for is paying the other 1200. This is the current setup at many companies..the company pays the bulk, and the employee pays just a little (on top of the deductible). But seriously, I don't use 2400 in services in a year. At full prices the various doctor and pediatrician visits are something like 400 bucks a year. That means I'm just burning 2000 in cash a year. At what point is it smarter to just drop it all together?
posted by taumeson on Nov 4, 2004 - 31 answers

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