I Want To Drop My Insurance Coverage And My Employer Will Not Let Me. Can They Do That?

If you have been wondering if you can cancel your health insurance at any time, we got the answer for you. An employee can voluntarily cancel coverage at any time only if the company is not having employee premium contributions deducted pre-tax. If the answer is YES, they are enrolled in a Section 125 Plan and cannot change that until Open Enrollment or a Qualifying Life Event. So, if your share of the premium comes out of your paycheck pre-tax, or if pre-tax is an option even if you did not elect it, then Section 125 applies.

UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022Fact Checked

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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