My question has to do with the health insurance
that I receive through my employer.
Open enrollment period of six weeks ended last week and I did not sign up because I assumed that the default scenario was that if I did't want anything to change, then I did not need to do anything. This is how open enrollment worked last year.
During this period my employer sent out four emails reminding people to go to the site. The titles
of the email were "Open enrollment begins, ends, etc". The email subject lines never once mentioned the word required, mandatory, urgent....etc. This subject line in the emails contributed to my assumption that I needed to do nothing, and my 2016 insurance
would stay the same as my 2015 insurance. I never read any of the eamils, partially due to the email title, and also due the fact that I have been extremely busy and also traveling for business during this time.
I came to work today and was told my company is not going to cover me in 2016 for health insurance because I missed the sign up date.
Is this legal?