If I was let go from my last job on the snd of this month,.is my former employer obligated to pay for my health insurance for the month?

Asked on March 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Technically, your employer is only required to pay for your health insurance (if it has been paying some or all of it) up through the date of your termination. Certain insurance policies may require the employer to do more than that--for example, if premiums are pre-paid and are not pro ratable--but as a matter of law, the employer would not be obligated to pay for any period past the end of your employment.

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