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.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
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?)
Are you asking me? Because I don't actually care, I'm just sharing what my shopping experience was.
Well, yes. But nevermind then.
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