The IRS is trying to help out Adjuncts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by _T_, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. _T_

    _T_ New Member

  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    hummm. I wonder how this will play out? 30 contact hours per week will constitute full time? I think Obama just wants more of my money.
  3. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    I wonder if this would make schools favor hiring professionals employed in their fields who are more likely to bring their own health insurance as adjunct instructors instead of hiring "professional adjuncts" who make their livings adjunct teaching.
  4. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    This IN NO WAY WHATSOEVER is beneficial to folks like me (who adjunct at 7 different schools). I fear (greatly!) that my assignments will be cut in order to avoid having to pay for health insurance coverage that I neither want nor need.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It will "help" adjuncts the same way it's "helped" all those other people whose hours have been cut back by organizations who can't afford to provide health insurance as a benefit -- they'll get less work.
  6. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    You think? :smile:
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Just out of curiosity, how does a person not need health insurance?
  8. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    He probably has health insurance through other means, spouse, VA, Medicare and so forth. In my case, I do not need health insurance, why? As a retired military I receive Tricare Prime, therefore, I'm covered and do not need employer sponsored healthcare.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If you're wealthy enough you may not have any financial use for it. Also, younger people who are healthy sometimes conclude that's it's too expensive to justify it as risk management. And some people belong to religious sects that hold that medical care is against God's will.
  10. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    Since our first line of treatment is generally alternative therapies, they are not covered by traditional medical plans. So we have a catastrophic health plan (if you must know: a HDHP with a $7,500 deductible and a fully-funded HSA).

    I have 7 online gigs. I am responsible for 30+ credit hours for 3 of them. It is my fear that these schools do as others have and cut my hours because they think that they may have to provide coverage for me.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  12. graymatter

    graymatter Member

  13. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member


    I agree with Ram PhD. The words "Help" and "IRS" never appear together in the same sentence in a positive way. The IRS is never "helpful" in any way.
  14. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

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