A fellow worker has had heart surgery and is off on FMLA leave because our company does not provide sick time. The company is trying to revoke his insurance because he has not worked the requisite amount of time (per month) to qualify for insurance. They are telling him that he can continue coverage through COBRA, but COBRA is for employess that resign or are fired. He has neither resigned nor been fired. What are his options? What are his rights under Michigan law? Can the employer drop coverage to an employee out on medical leave with a serious medical condition?
Note during the Medical leave by law his insurance cannot be dropped.
This guys pretty much SOL then huh???
Talk about a crap system…
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