How to get insurance canceled

My husband works for walmart and has
had their insurance but his coverage is
taking to much money and its making his
paychecks basically unlivable.I
recently had him apply for Medicaid and
he was aproved and his Medicaid has
been active since november 2016 but his
job is still givibg him the run around
about canceling his insurance thru them
how can we fix this??

Asked on June 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

He can cancel it during the next annual "open enrollment" period: he does not need to re-enroll or renew the insurance, but can instead cancel it then. Insurance may generally  only be changed, added, or dropped annually, since the policies are one-year contracts. You can't cancel it mid-policy year, even if the cost has become burdensome for you; you are contratually locked in for the year.

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