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Wegmans changes health care benefits for part-time workers, cites Obamacare
Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 7/11/13 | By Mark Weiner

Posted on 07/11/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Washington -- The Wegmans grocery chain said today it plans to change health care benefits for some part-time employees starting in 2015 as a result of the federal Affordable Care Act....

The company had previously voluntarily offered the coverage to those who work less than 30 hours per week....

"Wegmans will continue to offer health care benefits for part-time employees, but eligibility requirements will change," the statement said...

Wegmans has about 4,000 full- and part-time employees at the nine stores in its Syracuse division, said spokeswoman Evelyn Carter. She did not immediately know how many were part-time employees.

Wegmans, a family-owned company with 81 supermarkets in six states, declined to publicly discuss the changes to its employee health insurance coverage or to elaborate on its statement.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 0bamascare; grocery; obamacare; wegmans

1 posted on 07/11/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m so glad “Obamacare” has Zero’s name attached to it. Theres no way to blame anyone else for this travesty. Its not “Bushcare”!!

2 posted on 07/11/2013 6:39:13 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

You’ve made a great point!

3 posted on 07/11/2013 6:41:51 PM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The question is will the GOP present a presidential candidate who is articulate and Conservative enough to use this to their advantage and win.

4 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Love that store.

5 posted on 07/11/2013 6:47:23 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

You are absolutely right - best grocery store ever - anywhere in the world. Wegman’s is wonderful - grew up with the Wegman’s - fantastic family with a lot of vision

6 posted on 07/11/2013 6:51:19 PM PDT by csb
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Large employers with low wage employees should hire senior citizens full time for all management jobs and cut everyone else to 29 hours per week and only have to pay the medicare premium to satisfy providing health care!!!

7 posted on 07/11/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: csb

I have never been to Wegmans, but I would be willing to put it up against our Texas pride, HEB. If you haven’t been to an HEB Plus, then you must.

8 posted on 07/11/2013 7:24:01 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

I think that the “brand” is their problem in the “roll-out.” When asked to sign up for the Affordable Health Care Mandate, most folks have no idea what they’re talking about and the word “affordable” means we have to pay money even when we don’t. I just spent a week and a half in a resort town where most of the folks work two or three part time jobs just to get by. I doubt whether any of them have health care and most don’t care.

9 posted on 07/11/2013 7:26:46 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I hope this clears some of the liberals out of the local Wegmans. It is a pretty good store, but it tends to appeal to liberal folk through their marketing. My local Wegmans is the only one in the area, and it is sort of an amusement. People come from miles away, and have no idea what they are looking for, where they are going, and often times do not buy anything. These people only get in the way and take up space.

I buy some things from Wegmans because they have good prices and good product. I also do not purchase other things because they have poor product at high prices. That's the deal with grocery stores. I wish I could find one store that had everything that I wanted with the prices I am willing to pay instead of going to three or four different stores to achieve the same thing.

10 posted on 07/11/2013 7:53:05 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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My old roomie in NJ would go to Wegman’s for consumer therapy... that is, impulse buying organic free trade BPA free STARFRUIT... or whatever ridiculous “feel good” random crap he’d get.

I am now in NW PA and Wegman’s in Jamestown, NY is the only “decent” grocery store around... but I refuse to shop there. Wegman’s seems to be the store that started (or at least adopted) this whole “broken aisle” store layout aimed at tapping the A.D.H.D. consumer with more money than brains. Sure, there are some “deals” but I really miss shopping at Shoprite where I knew where everything was in the store and you could make an efficient shopping run without being barraged with soy candle racks next to candies and yoga mats, or Sunny D next to motor oil...

I just think Wegman’s is an experience in makes ME feel good and it’s all about ME” consumerism.

11 posted on 07/11/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

I always believed Wegmans was a liberal establishment and always refused to visit their Cherry Hill store. You are right about Shoprite though! My favorite supermarket.

12 posted on 07/12/2013 4:54:00 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist
You are right about Shoprite though! My favorite supermarket

2 Decembers ago I revisited my old tried and true Shoprite in Clinton, and was horrified to find that the retail psychologists had invaded and rearranged the store to that "A.D.H.D. impulse consumer layout"... they took the dairy and moved it to its own "wing" now all enclosed in coolers with doors. The whole point of visiting that store, that I once proudly would get rainchecks on butter when it was on sale for $1.47/# (WOW!)... and would be exchanging coupons with random grandmas and Hausfraus like we were only friends, was that sense of "home"... and here the consumption architects screwed it all up.

The Washington, NJ Shoprite... when that new store opened, it was built to the Wegman's meets Lowe's plan... excessively high ceilings, mazelike discontinuous and offset shifted aisles... and Sunny D next to the motor oil in the last aisle where the MILK should be...

Stores should flow so the produce is first, and the frozen food is last.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 11:33:29 PM PDT by Rodamala
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