Part-time jobs with health benefits are valuable.
Medical coverage is a valuable workplace benefit, with the average cost of an employer-sponsored family health insurance plan reaching $22,463 in 2022, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Although many employers limit their coverage to full-time employees, some extend plans to part-time workers as well.
“The major reason would be to attract and retain resources, particularly as employees move around with the ‘great reshuffling,’” says Kim Buckey, vice president of client services for Optavise, which provides employers with workplace benefits services. “Part-time employees may be able to fill gaps left when full-time employees leave and may provide the employer with more flexibility.