Re: Losing My Health Insurance
Sure, they can cut you off for non-payment regardless of your circumstances.
So is it legal for them to stop my medical coverage when I'm on medical dissabiltiy due to a work related injury?
Comp is responsible for a percentage of wage loss and medical pertaining to your work related injury, nothing more.
You should check with your union to see if there are any protections in your contract.
Also if you haven't done so already, contact an attorney and have him evaluate your case to be sure all bases are covered.
It's a good idea to retain legal counsel before problems arise if it's allowed in your state.
Some attorneys will "monitor" or sit in stand by until they are needed, see what's available in your community.
Try not to panic, take it one day at a time until the dust settles.
Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - they may not be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.