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    Can your employer cancel your medical insurance while you are out on maternity leave? Thats what my employer is trying to do. They said that if you are not working that you can not pay your part and that therefore you can not keep it. That the only way that you can keep your medical insurance is if you are out on workers comp.

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    Are you out on FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)? If so, employees may keep their health benefits while on FMLA leave & employers must continue to pay whatever premiums the employers would pay if the employee were not on leave.
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      But the flip side of that is that the employee must also pay their portion - and the insurance can be cancelled if they do not.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        Agree, but it seems the OP is saying the employer will not allow employees to pay their part unless they have WC (income from WC coming in). They could though have other income or a spouse could have income.
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