Why are the studios dropping mini-med? Because such plans are not allowed by the ACA, effective next year. It's a move that is expected to effect only about 500 of Universal Studio's 17,000 central Florida staff (most are covered by a parent's or spouse's health insurance)."We'd like to have the option to continue offering them, but the ACA doesn't offer that type of flexibility," said company spokesman Rich Jeffers. Another Florida-based company, Olive Garden, claimed last year that it would slash workers' hours to avoid running afoul of Obamacare's mandates, though it eventually opted not to following a public backlash and the results of its own experiments with more staff working fewer hours. Via the Orlando-Sentinel.
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