Employers of a certain size, by law, have to offer health insurance to full-time workers. But some employers extend coverage to part-timers, too.
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, defines “full time” as 30 hours or more per week. That’s right — 30, not 40.
“That definitely doesn’t sync up with common usage,” David Frazzini, a partner and health benefits expert at the HR consulting firm Mercer.
If you regularly clock 30 hours a week, and if your employer is large enough, they should be providing health insurance, according to the ACA.
Some employers market this as a perk but, really, they’re obligated to give it to you. Or they may offer some health benefits to part-timers, but the perks aren’t robust enough to qualify as health insurance.
Other companies really do go above and beyond what is required by law. Here are seven big employers that offer part-time jobs with health insurance.
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These employers offer health insurance to part-timers working less than 30 hours per week.
- The federal government
- JP Morgan Chase
- National Guard
More details about each of the 11 employers and their health care offerings for part-time workers:
All hourly workers at Chipotle restaurants are eligible for a suite of health insurance plans. The fast-casual burrito chain provides medical, dental and vision insurance with dependent coverage.
Medical plans are available through Anthem, according to the company’s latest benefits handbook. The vision plan is through EyeMed, and dental is through Delta Dental. Through a separate employee assistance plan, you can also receive mental health counseling for you and your dependents for free — face-to-face, over the phone or through teleconferencing.
Health plans are just some of the perks available to part-timers. The company has been beefing up its benefits…