Disney World Extends Worker Hours to Allow Health Care for Staff

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Walt Disney World is increasing worker hours to allow for health care qualification, the company announced last week.

While the company's full-time employees already receive full health care benefits, Disney World is offering full-time employment to its 427 part-time employees at the Orlando, Florida theme park.

This will allow for eligibility of health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

This announcement is in line with many other large corporations that have announced their intent to increase their number of full-time employees by 2% over the next year despite cost increases due to The Affordable Care Act, according to a study by Duke University and CFO Magazine.

Not all organizations are increasing hours in response to the health care changes. Papa John's Pizza and Delta Airlines, among others, are taking steps to reduce employees' hour in order to cut costs.

According to an analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, organizations that choose to cut back hours because of the Affordable Care Act remain in the minority.

How has the Affordable Care Act affected your organization? Have you seen positive or negative effects?

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