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
- DustbindivaLv 72 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.
- BLv 72 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
- AnonymousLv 72 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.
- babyboomer1001Lv 72 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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- JudyLv 72 months ago
- NightTerrorLv 72 months ago
Part time employees are rarely entitled to insurance through their job. The employer is correct.
- 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.