I'll put this out there and go find the link (sure it's in my history, I'm all over the place getting info these days). The new "mandate" for employers with over 50 employees is on hold till 2015. However, one of the big deals is that they consider FULL TIME, over 30 hours. So as you've already seen, certain employers just stop shy of 30 hours, so they don't have to do the right thing. I truly feel FedEx is headed in that direction, even though they are self-insured. How many of the FULL TIMERS do 40+ on a consistent basis? I read an article that certain Senators are trying to raise the minimum FULL TIME hours to 40, instead of 30. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why. So in other words, you will be considered PART TIME under 40 hours. Guarantee this has everything to do with "AHA". I see our insurance going away for PART TIMERS ... real soon. Now let me go find that link.