Monday, July 29, 2013

Part Time Affordable Care Act Call Center Workers Will Not Receive Empolyer-Paid Health Insurance

About half of the workers hired by Contra Costa County to run a new call center aimed at helping residents sign up for health care will only be hired part-time, and will not receive employer paid health insurance. That’s according to the union which represents the workers. SEIU Local 1021 says it’s pressing county officials to explain a miscommunication that led many part-time hires to falsely believe they would have forty-hour-a-week employment, and the health care benefits that come with it. Arielle Zionts reports: