Universal Orlando will drop health care offering for part-timers, citing ACA

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:58 PM | Contributed by Avalanche Sam

Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government's health-care overhaul. The reason: Universal currently offers part-time workers a limited insurance plan that has low premiums but also caps the payout of benefits. Those types of insurance plans — sometimes referred to as "mini-med" plans — will no longer be permitted under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:56 AM

So I did. Cheapest plan for my family of 4 was over $900 a month. I didn't dig into the details, but it looked like that plan also had a $10k deductible.

It's also nearly 3 times what I currently pay.

Jeff, I assume you're talking Ohio? As I said above, I currently pay a little more than $300/month for my family of 4--but even your $500/month is more than twice 2.5% of a $100k salary.

But this is before community rating, and no pre-existing condition exclusions, and whatever else is in Obamacare.

Mass. already has these things in their "model for Obamacare," which is why I looked to see what a plan costs there.

You also think the CBO estimate is wildly high? (Try your numbers in Mass. What do you get?)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:15 AM
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Are you asking me? Because I don't actually care, I'm just sharing what my shopping experience was.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:25 AM

Well, yes. But nevermind then.


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