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I believe my rights were violated by my employer during my

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I believe my rights were violated by my employer during my recent FMLA medical leave. My insurance benefits were terminated for non-payment of premiums because I did not pay my part, even though I was not provided an opportunity to do so until after my insurance was cancelled. Then, after I returned to work, I planned to restart my insurance. In order to do so, my employer made me pay for the benefits owed while I was cancelled. Were they allowed to do this?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

Unfortunately, if you were under your employer's insurance, they are allowed to make you pay for your benefits to have coverage, but they cannot terminate your insurance without you having received notice to either pay or it would be terminated. If you never received notice prior to cancellation, then you need to file your complaint with the Department of Labor, since they handle COBRA and FMLA violations, which is what this would come under.

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