Lansing, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: I interviewed for a job in may/ June 2002. One of the benefits offered was lifetime healthcare for myself and my wife.

I took the job in part because of this. On July 1st that year the policy changed and wives were no longer covered. Should my employer honor the original information I had. I do not have an offer letter to prove I was told of this benefit.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Unlikely, for several reasons. When did you actually begin employment? We're talking something that happened over 20 years ago, so even with some sort of bargained-for exchange, you've arguably waived or ratified by your continued employment.

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