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Leetonia dropping health plans due to Obamacare

November 15, 2013

LEETONIA — When Village Council voted Nov. 6 to begin the process of canceling health care coverage for employees, it did so partially in response to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Ac....

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questioner

Nov-19-13 10:49 AM

Brother, I never even considered that aspect. You made me smile thinking about it.

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OhBrother

Nov-19-13 6:26 AM

Our Fearless Reader keeps insisting the program needs healthy young people to enroll to pay for this nonsense. At the same time, they are allowing these same young people to stay on their parents insurance up to age 26. Now, doesn't that make you scratch your head?

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questioner

Nov-18-13 1:41 PM

Yeah, you're probably right that they haven't been covering the insurance for their 39/hr/week "part-timers" (which really aren't part-timers). When I read that he was going to have have to cut them back to 25 hrs (24 hrs in reality) I assumed that that was because he was paying for their insurance now.

So he was wrong before about state law and is wrong now in his thinking about Obamacare. But since when have city/village officials been brain surgeons?

Regardless of what this official wasn't doing (and someone, please, go after him for back insurance coverage) Ohio law is that at 25 hr/week you are considered full time and have to get health insurance if 40 hr week people are getting it. That is still the truth.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 1:22 PM

Quote .Insurance was cut to the "5" full time employees because under Obamacare it have to be offered to the other 13 employees working 30 to 39 hrs/week or cut their hours.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 1:19 PM

Come on man

Under obamacare any one working 30 hrs would be considered full time and therefore these people hrs would have to be cut if insurance coverage was continued for the 5 full time employees

Under state law no one has to provide insurance . If they have 50 employees wirking 25 hours or more it should be offered to all But is not mandated.

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questioner

Nov-18-13 1:09 PM

I read the article twice. Leetonia person quoted said people would have their hours cut to 25 hr a week (and he should have said cut to 24 hr) because they couldn't Keep Covering them because "they were facing a nearly 33 percent increase in insurance premiums come 2014".

He IS covering their insurance now but couldn't Keep covering it, so would have to drop them to 24 hr. a week.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 1:03 PM

Sorry not argue

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 1:02 PM

I'm going to argue cause I know better

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 1:02 PM

Please read the articile,

Only I repeat only 5 out the towns 18 employees where getting insurance

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questioner

Nov-18-13 1:00 PM

I will repeat:

If a business covers Anyone with health insurance, even just the owner, they Must cover everyone working 25 hr or more or have them sign a waiver that they don't want it. Regardless of how few employees.

Fact, fact , fact. Ohio law and is Not affected by Obamacare. And will Not be affected by it in the future.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:59 PM

If your right why wasn't the other 13 part timers receiving it

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:57 PM

I just logged into state web site and insurance is not mandated under state or federal law until " now "

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:55 PM

I'll provide insurance company phone numbers if you want to double check.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:54 PM

Read the posting ,Only the 5 full time workers where offered insurance and because of the mandate they where afraid they would have to offered it to the other 13,

Wrong there still under 50 employees

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:53 PM

Any business, company locally who is a Chamber member (Salem, Youngstown area) can get a break on health insurance (like, maybe 3%--whoopie). Moms and Pops with 2 employees included.

But, if you cover anyone with insurance, even just yourself, you must cover everyone working 25 hr or more or have them sign a waiver that they don't want it.

Fact, fact ,fact. Ohio law and is Not affected by Obamacare. And will not be affected by it. And is not just for those with insurance thru Chamber membership.

You don't gotta believe it, but is TRUTH.

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:45 PM

Usally health care was provided to attract the better employee and was not mandated by law until now

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:43 PM

Sorry I still dis-agree.

Under the Obamacare mandate it's 30 full time and 50 employees.

From what I now no-one until now could force any one to provide health care ,

That was a union neg, thing

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:32 PM

Facts.

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:31 PM

And OH law doesn't care about 50 employees. If owner has insurance thru the company and has 1 other employee, he/she must offer it to them.

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questioner

Nov-18-13 12:30 PM

I called insurance company. Ohio law is 25 hrs is considered full-time. (I thought 24) That will not change with ObamaCare. Regardless of federal mandate being 30 hours, OH is and will be (unless is decreases even more) at 25 hr. It has decreased to that over the past several years (I think the last decrease was from 28 hr to 25 hr)

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:02 PM

Gish

These people are getting ----- They only have 19 employees counting the part timers working 30 hrs or more

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 12:00 PM

These people are kicking the stuck to them .

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 11:59 AM

That is wrong. Full time under Obamacare is 30hrs/week and 50 full time employees

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ladybug

Nov-18-13 11:59 AM

That is wrong. Full time under Obamacare is 30hrs/week and 50 full time employees

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questioner

Nov-18-13 10:42 AM

Check out what Ohio's standard is for "full-time". I believe it is 24 hrs, which is just 3 days a week. Any business with insurance for some employees (even if there are just 8 employees) has to offer insurance to anyone "full-time". The employee can opt out, but has to sign something to do that.

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