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I live in Texas and have health insurance through my

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I live in Texas and have health insurance through my employer, a nation wide company. My biological child has lived outside of the US since he was born. My son is now 4. He will arrive in the US on September 26, 2016. I asked my employer to add him to my health plan but they informed me it couldn't happen until January 2017. Does my employer have the right to temporarily delay adding my son to the health plan?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 3 months ago.

Yes, unfortunately they can allow that as their enrollment period is probably in January. Only if you had a court order requiring them to add your son would they have to adjust their policy.