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I would not say that is common.
However, it is certainly possible.
The employer may have decided not to cover as much of the premium as before.
Unless you would have an employment contract that specifies the amount of the premium that the employer would cover, then the employer can change that at any time, so long as you are given advanced notice.
The premium itself may have also increased.
So, although I can't say it is common, it is certainly plausible.
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Is it likely that an employer would decide not to cover as much of the premium as before even with all the uncertainty there is out there about new health care laws?
And when you say that the premium itself may have also increased, the premium can itself increase $150.00 to $200.00 more monthly than before even with all the uncertainty there is out there about new health care laws?
And in May or June regarding both questions?
And for a single person only to all questions?
I don't see that any of the new healthcare laws would impact whether or not an employer would decide to not cover as much of the premiums.
And yes, the premiums can certainly increase as well, despite any new healthcare laws.
I would not view the new healthcare laws as impacting either decision.
Nor does the time of year or the fact that you're single impact that decision.
Just one more question, are there any common reasons why an employer might all of a sudden decide not to cover as much of the premium as before and why the premium itself would just increase? Thank you.
November and December are the common months when the type of changes as I have described above normally take place, right?
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