Not Providing health insurance to employees over 65?

I work with a employee who is well over 65

Years old and gets insurance thru his medicare he still works but only works part time however he is upset and wants his employer to give him health insurance thru his job.

The employer said no because you have medicare who do you think is right?

 i gotta go with the employer on that one

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  • 2 months ago

    Some employers do pay their employees Part B Medicare premiums. If he worked long enough it would be only $135 a month for the employee. Thats up to the employer.

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  • B
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    2 months ago

    if the company is giving other under 65 years of age some benefit, the company is discriminating. the 65+ year old should contact the Human Resource department, and if they say no, then file a complaint with the EEOC and maybe the state department of insurance

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    • Casey Y
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      2 months agoReport

      B...you have no clue what you are talking about here...employers can require an employee to accept that government benefit when its available...

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  • 2 months ago

    The employer cannot exclude the employee because they're over 65.  If they're part-time AND the employer offers to part-time, then that employee is also eligible.  But, the employer CAN exclude part-time employees IF they exclude ALL part-time employees.  In other words, that employee is just as eligible for the benefits that all the other part-time employees are eligible for.  Only caveat is when you get into part time hours, that is more flexible.  Many benefits aren't offered to employees that work less than 17.5 hours per week.

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  • 2 months ago

    Employers are not required to provide health insurance benefits in every state, and certainly not to part-time employees.  The employer is correct and the old fart has no reason of expectation.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
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    • Anonymous
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      2 months agoReport

      30 hours a week is full time and no medicare eligible is not a class.  If full time employees are offered coverage, then ALL full time employees are offered coverage.  You can class out other things, but not health insurance.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    the employer.................

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  • 2 months ago

    Part time employees are rarely entitled to insurance through their job.  The employer is correct.

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  • 2 months ago

    Your employer must continue to cover all eligible workers, regardless of age, under its group health insurance.  However, if employee is working less than 30 hours a week he is not an eligible worker.

    The other thing to consider is that sometimes Medicare is cheaper than employer sponsored healthcare insurance.  My medical insurance has no charge to employees and no deductible.

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