Employer takes insurance premiums out of my check but doesn’t pay insurance company

On more then one occasion employer
has taken money out of check for
insurance benefits but has not paid to
insurance company and now I have
10,000 dollars in doctor bills and
money taken out that’s owed to me

Asked on April 8, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

What you can do is sue your employer to get back the premiums that were taken, but not paid on your behalf and for the $10,000 in medical bills and other out-of-pocket costs associated with your employers failure to keep your insurance paid. Additionally, your employer may also have committed fraud. At this point, you should act fast. Typically, when an employer stops paying health insurance premiums the company is having cash problems and is holding onto the money to stay afloat or someone is stealing the money. In either case, the more quickly you act, the more likely there is that there will still be some money to recover.At this point, you need to consult directly with an attorney in your area.


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