ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans is not ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees, the supermarket operator announced Thursday in response to a misconstrued headline in the Buffalo News.
"The Buffalo News story was accurate in reporting that benefits would continue to be provided, but eligibility requirements would change," Wegmans stated in a release. "Even so, many outlets reported otherwise."
Wegmans issued the following clarification statement:
“Even though the new healthcare law is requiring some changes, we are not going to do anything that will hurt our employees. Wegmans will continue to offer healthcare benefits for part-time employees, but eligibility requirements will change. This change will not take effect for our existing part-time employees until 2015. We have met one-on-one with each impacted employee to reassure them and to let them know we are going to do everything we can to help them through these changes. Our proudest achievement has been our inclusion in Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list. We are there because we care deeply about our employees.”