You, health insurance and switching jobs...did you know?

Submitted by lilacsigh on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 04:13

The article in our very own latest info/news section here, Will Changing Jobs Mean Losing Health Insurance, is well worth a read!

I don't think it's well known that employers can't deny new employees medical coverage for pre-existing conditions. I know personally of at least one person who's worked in a job for fourteen years and has been afraid to seek employment elsewhere for that very reason.

Did you know that it was illegal for employers to do that and has been for over a decade? Maybe it's common knowledge and I'm the odd one out here but I think we owe to our friends and family who may be affected by that to let them know.

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 07:32 Post Subject: Thanks for sharing this informative article

Very informative article, indeed. And you have correctly mentioned the need of awareness among people. With the rising health care cost, health insurance has become very important. And every individual should consider obtaining coverage either through their employer or privately. But lack of information and knowledge often prevent us from enjoying the benefits to the fullest.

You are definitely not the odd-one, I can bet that many of my fellow community members are also not aware of the facts related to HIPPA and COBRA. I appreciate your effort to spread awareness among the members.

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 07:45 Post Subject:

Hey, I'v heard that one is required to pay more premium to obtain HIPAA coverage and it's also quite expensive…..is it correct?

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 09:55 Post Subject:

I know personally of at least one person who's worked in a job for fourteen years and has been afraid to seek employment elsewhere for that very reason.



Hope you have forwarded this article to him as well. :)

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 10:15 Post Subject:

Did you know that it was illegal for employers to do that and has been for over a decade? yep i did know, but this is only for the employee....not for any family member on the policy, and isn't there a time frame? like they must take out the policy within the first ninty days or something?

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