Q: Can I sue for deductions for benefits that were terminated?
My last day of FT work with my employer was Nov. 3rd and I began per-diem November 6th. Employer deducted funds for my benefits on 11/3, 11/17/ 12/1 (medical, FSA, dental, etc). On 12/4, I attempted to use FSA card at my orthodontist (for $2000) but my card was declined. Contacted employer and they finally got to me 2weeks later and said I can be reimburse for expense before November 6th. However, I have no prior expense to submit for reimbursement. They said I can get my FSA card reinstated if I use COBRA. I called COBRA and they explained I will have to pay for November and December. They said that my benefits were terminated Nov. 6th.
I asked my job how come I got deductions in November and December, yet my benefits were terminated, I haven't got any answer other than "once you went per-diem you were no longer eligible for benefits".
My ortho is calling to be paid and this is causing me so much stress.
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