Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Just a girl trying to get some health insurance

Early this year, I bumped up my work schedule from 24 hours a week to 30 with getting some health benefits in mind.

My company manual says employees need to work 30 hours per week before they qualify for health insurance.

After the required waiting period, I went to human resources to request health insurance. I learned last week that I would need to forgo holidays, vacation days and sick days to get health benefits.

That’s because holidays, sick days and vacation days—paid days that employees are not expected to work—bring down the average.

Even though my schedule is 30 hours a week, my average is 25 hours per week.

So I don’t qualify for health insurance. This is deeply, deeply disappointing. I feel misled.

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2 comments on “Just a girl trying to get some health insurance

  1. Madge
    October 5, 2009

    NO SHIT!! Man o man….that really bites. You should write a letter to the editor or article about it!

  2. Strawberry
    October 5, 2009

    Ugh! Ugh! Uuuuuughhhhhhh!!!! Oh, I so feel for you. That just sucks. If it makes you feel any better, I was really startled to discover, when my husband started a new job, that his company insures the employee after 3 months, the spouse after 6 months, and the children after a year .

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