Obamacare Forces Indiana Schools to Cut Employee Hours

Monday, 10 Jun 2013 04:00 PM

By Lisa Barron

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Schools in Indiana are reducing the hours of workers, including teachers' assistants, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers in order to avoid the federal healthcare employer mandate under Obamacare.

Starting in 2014, the healthcare reform law requires employers with at least 50 full-time workers to offer health insurance to those working at least 30 hours a week or face a financial penalty.

Dennis Costerison, executive director of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials, told The Courier-Journal that aside from how much funding schools receive from the state, complying with the healthcare law is the biggest issue facing school officials.

"What I'm seeing across the state is school districts, unfortunately, having to reduce the hours that they're having some of their folks work, primarily so they don't have to worry about the penalties, or they don't have to provide them health insurance, which would be very, very costly," he said.

Some schools, including the Indianapolis Public School System, are reportedly still studying the issue, while others have determined they can comply without much adjustment.

But for those workers who are not only going to remain without health insurance but will also have their hours cut, the mandate could be a double blow.

"For some of them, it's an extra job," Teresa Meredith, vice president and president-elect of the Indiana State Teachers Association, told The Courier-Journal. "But for many of them, they're single parents or it's a second income that they have to have to make payments on houses and pay their bills and feed their kids."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boston Bomb Suspect’s Friend Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

A close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty to owning the handgun Tsarnaev allege . . .

Obama Appointee's Group Accused of Illegal Politicking

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:09 PM

A nonprofit group run by an Obama administration appointee may have supported Democratic mayoral candidates in Californi . . .

Rep. Erik Paulsen: Obamacare About to Hit Every American

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:41 PM

Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen says that every American is about to feel the effects of Obamacare when tax season hits in 2 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved