My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
I am pretty sure I have this figured out already by reading around a bit, but I just want to make sure.
I was layed off from my job on Feb.26th, 2009 with the promise of my job being there when work returns to the business. That's all cool. What I didn't expect was a letter I got in the mail from Blue Sheild a couple weeks later telling me my insurance had been cancelled. And to boot, the letter told me it was cancelled 3 days before I even recieved the notice.
I have severe COPD and am on some pretty expensive meds to keep this body running so you can now see what a prediciment I am in. My question is can an employer cancel your/their insurance policy *WITHOUT PROVIDING FAIR NOTICE?"
BTW...COBRA does not apply here...they cancelled not just mine, but every employees coverage. Some didn't know until they were in line at the pharmacy!!!!
I know insurance, vacation, etc...is a privelage, but you would think a notice would be required to the employees giving them time to get ahead on med's and plan for other coverage...especially those with a pre-existing condition!
Thank you for your time folks