HR Office says "No Health Insurance for You!"
October 28, 2008 11:51 PM Subscribe
Can I really not get health insurance outside the standard enrollment period?
I am a new employee of a public university in Washington State. I missed submitting the health insurance paperwork before the deadline. Now I am being told by Human Resources that I have been entered into the default plan of basic health insurance for me and none for my family and there is absolutely nothing I or they can do about it. My family just has to go without health insurance until the next enrollment period or I have to buy it somewhere else, and by the way don't bother us again about this.
I ask those of you who have worked in HR or the health insurance field, is it really true that they cannot enroll my family? I know that the university hires people all year round, and I do not believe that they wait until the fall to get health insurance.
Any advice on how to deal with this? I am a little freaked out that my accident prone 9-year-old is uninsured right now!