BJC Healthcare to cut health insurance for part-time workers

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by Brittany Noble / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

 (KMOV) -- The Affordable Care Act has a lot of employers looking for ways to cut costs. BJC Healthcare said they will be changing their health care policy for 2014.

In a statement released by the corporate office they said:

“Like all employers, BJC annually assesses our medical benefit coverage for our employees. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, affordable coverage that includes resources and programs that encourage employees to be proactive in managing their health. “

Workers told News 4, all employees who work less than 24 hours of week will not have health care in 2014.

Rachel Miliken has been staying at Barnes with her sick husband. She said she developed a close relationship with some part time workers. “I think its nonsense,” said Milliken.

BJC is like a number of large companies that are overhauling how they handle healthcare for their employees. UPS and Walgreens are among companies that have linked their changes to the Affordable Care Act that will be implemented in January.

BJC said they will be more public with their plans in the coming days.

“We are in the process of communicating the 2014 medical benefit plan to our employees and understandably will share the components of the plan with our employees prior to giving information to the general public. We should complete our communications to employees within the next 10 days or so and will be able to share more details with you at that time.”

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