Originally Posted by pb4uski
How can your DD be part time if she works a minimum of 40 hours a week?
Your DD could purchase her own policy on the exchange and may even be eligible for a subsidy to help with the cost. You can go to the exchange for your state and get an idea as to gross and net costs for different levels of coverage. Generally speaking, someone who is in good health is best off with a bronze level plan but it might make sense to look at her net costs for bronze, silver and gold and then make a decision.
Its "on call" work. If there is work, she gets a call, but there is no minimum hours. The company does not consider any of the "on call" employees as full time. I would think they will still need to provide health care for those who average more that 30 hours a week. They also can't expect to keep their top employees if they don't allow them to work at least 40 hours.
If it turns out that she needs to go to the individual exchange, she will probably go with a bronze plan. I just want to make sure she understands the system well enough to have time to determine the best plan once enrollment for 2015 starts.
This whole idea of requiring a young person just starting out with a career to go through a complex analysis of how health care impacts her income tax seems rather ludicrous to me.