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Spouse Must Get Coverage from Her Own Employer

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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.

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i work a part-time seasonal job.My wife insurance covers us all.But expects me to get insurance to cover myself.Is this fair?

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