Question: My husband was updating his medical insurance papers at work & the HR lady told him that if his spouses employer offered health insurance I had to take it. Is this true? Ive always had coverage with him. Plus if I get my employers I have to pay half which would be 200-300 per month. She told him if he put on his paperwork that my employer did not offer it that it was a felony.. Can i thank Obama for this?
Answer: No, this is not part of Obamacare. Yes, an employer can force its employees to accept the health coverage offered by their employer even if that means more out-of -pocket costs for the employee. Employers can make it a condition of employment if they so choose. There is no law governing this practice, It is similar to a company policy requiring that employees have (and pay for) uniforms.