Is it legal for an employer to drop your health coverage

I’ve worked for the same company for almost 20 years. I was married when I started still am and we’ve had a couple children since. The company is requiring ‘proof of eligibility’ under the threat of cancelling the insurance. I am not at all concerned that anyone in my family falls outside the eligibility requirements, but if I have any issues is there legal recourse?

Asked on July 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer may require proof of eligibility for health insurance, and if you cannot or will not provide it, may cancel the coverage. There is no legal justification for not providing this proof or evidence, and therefore no recourse for the consequences of not doing so.

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