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    Default Wal-Mart cuts some health care coverage

    Oct 21, 9:56 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, is scaling back health care coverage for future part-time workers while raising premiums for some full-time workers.

    The discounter says that rising health care costs are forcing it to eliminate healthcare coverage for future part-time workers who work less than 24 hours a week. New part-time employees who average 24 hours to 33 hours a week will not be able to include a spouse as part of their health care coverage. However, their children will qualify under their plan.

    The company also says full-time workers who are smokers will see their premiums substantially rise.

    Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Ark., defines full-time workers as anyone who works 34 or more hours per week. The company employs more than 1.4 million workers.
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    I know that sucks for the people working part time, and some people will see this as another example of corporate greed, but I don't think this is so wrong. However, in the current political climate, I think it is a bad decision.

    Most companies don't cover part time employees. However, this is also subject to state law. Here in Virginia, 30 hours a week makes you full time in regards to benefits. Therefore the part time Wal Mart employees in Virginia working between 30-33 hours a week would still have coverage, the 24-29 would no longer have it.
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    This sucks because Walmart had decent insurance. Most companies I've seen lately don't offer anything except to salary employees, even full time employees won't get benefits.
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