Elgin, SC asked in Health Care Law and Employment Law for South Carolina

Q: my old job took money for health insurance but I never was enrolled in plan and they refuse to give money back, legal?

From Feb 2022-april 1 2022 I paid weekly for health and dental, my last day was april 1st with company. I tried going to dr the last week of employment and found out I was never enrolled in a plan, emailed and spoke with hr multiple times and they are no longer responding to me getting my money back , also I had dental work done april 4th, my last day was april 1st. My insurance approved the coverage then 2 weeks later I got the full bill and was told my employer retroactively cancelled my dental to end on 3/31 even though my last day was april 1st, I’m assuming they did this to avoid giving me coverage into april but I worked april 1st now I also have 900$ dental bill on top of the $100 I paid into a non existent health insurance

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It would be difficult for any attorney to offer step-by-step directions on this frustrating situation. You could reach out to attorneys to investigate the matter in terms of the formation of your contract of health coverage, its cancellation, what happened to payments you made, and other issues. Carefully discuss the basis on which your matter would be handled and the cost effectiveness of retaining an attorney to pursue those on an hourly basis (this might not be something an attorney would take on in a contingency basis - that's something to be discussed with law firms you may contact). Good luck

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