Because of these health care requirements, and the message that my employer cannot allow me to opt out of these benefits, I will be losing a wonderful job. Our hours have been restricted to a point that I cannot afford to stay at this nonprofit organization that helps others immensely.
They cannot afford to pay these benefits. I already have health insurance through my husband’s employment and require no additional coverage. I love this job, and we need the extra income, but now it won’t be enough because I have to work less than 25 hours a week.
If you can provide me with any information on how my employer could allow me to work without having to automatically pay this money for benefits that I do not need, please let me know. This situation not only puts my family in a tough spot, but will leave my employer, an organization that does a great amount of good in this world, with a gap.
This is really impacting our ability to function as an organization effectively. Instead having a smaller number of employees with a good depth of knowledge and experience, we are now having to increase our number of part time employees and that knowledge base is weakened.
Almost all of our staff now have to have second or third jobs to make ends meet. This very important organization is now no longer the primary focus of these employees, and in the long run we will cease to be the positive force that we have been in the past, and many lives will be the worse for it.
Please provide me with information that we can use to allow those who do not need benefits to work more hours without causing hardship to this non-profit.
It breaks my heart to have to return to the corporate world just because of this issue.
I do support the idea that everyone should have access to health insurance, but a remedy needs to be put in place for this unfortunate side effect of the law.