Hi all! I'm new to this thread and would like to see advice and opinions from the user.
Here's my situation. I recently quit my job on the 2nd of the month and left the country. I was told prior to my departure that since I had worked into the month, I would be covered insurance-wise throughout the entire month. Now my employer is asking me to pay my part of the insurance for the 2nd half of the month. Is this right? I am confused because my last paycheck was on the 9th and I know they took insurance cost from there. But now they want me to pay for the rest of the month.
Please enlighten me on this situation. Thank you in advance
Well, if you normally paid a share of the cost, then yes, this sounds reasonable. I don't think they were saying that they would pick up the cost but rather that it would still be in force for the remainder of the month - as long as fees were paid.
By law, your employer must allow you to stay in the company plan for a temporary period of time. However, your employer is not required to cover any portion of the premium.
It is on you to pay the entire premium every month, on your own, if you desire to stay in the company health insurance plan. You must contact the company and make arrangements to pay the premiums.
Your company may have offered to pay your coverage after you left, but they are not required to do so. The person who told you that you would be covered may have been misinformed or not authorized to make that offer.