Can Your Health Insurance Benefits Be Terminated Following a Workers’ Comp Claim?
When your employer terminates your health insurance after you’ve been hurt on the job, it’s a case of adding insult to injury—literally. First you’ve been injured while at work and can’t continue at your current position. The next thing you know, you receive a notice that your employer has terminated your health insurance benefits.
Many people want to know, is it legal for an employer to drop your health insurance when you cannot return to work due to an injury? The answer is yes. While workman’s comp will pay for medical treatment for any injuries sustained on the job, it does not require an employer to continue an injured worker’s health insurance benefits.
What should you do if you find yourself in this situation? If you are an injured worker who cannot return to the job, it is important to learn about the different options before you. The attorneys at Oxner + Permar can help you determine next steps. We’ve won more than $275m in awards and settlements for our clients. We care about your wellbeing and your ability to come back from a work injury healthy, confident and prepared for the next phase of your work life. Be sure you know your rights and the many resources available to you.