Health Insurance/New Job Question
March 12, 2013 5:35 AM Subscribe
Can a new employer wait 7 months to start health insurance?
posted by Broken Ankle to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We live in Kansas if that affects the answers to this question.
My wife currently works at a local hospital and I am self-employed. She carries the health insurance for both of us and our two children.
She has been offered a job at a local school district, but was told yesterday that her health insurance would not start until October 1st of this year even though they want her to start working in two weeks.
We do not want to have to pay for our insurance on our own for the next 6-7 months and with two boys (1 year old and an almost 4 year old) I refuse to go without insurance.
Can they make us wait that long? I thought that HIPPA prevented stuff like this happening.
If they can do this, what are our options? Does anyone have any recommendations for affordable family coverage?