State agencies are reducing part-time employees’ hours until officials figure out how to comply with federal health insurance requirements regarding those who work more than 30 hours each week.
Gov. Bob McDonnell ordered agencies to cut back part-time employees to no more than 29 hours each week to avoid triggering a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires health insurance coverage be provided to those who work more hours.
State officials estimate that providing basic health benefits to part-time, hourly employees who work at least 30 hours a week would cost from $61 million to $110 million, if their families also are covered.Read the whole story HERE.
These people affected can thank President Obama. Obamacare seems to have left McDonnell no choice short of raising taxes.