Milwaukee COBRA Benefits Lawyer
A healthy workforce is essential to a continued strong economy. American society has long recognized the responsibility of employers to help employees with medical needs. While there are many exceptions, full-time workers generally expect, and generally receive, some type of health insurance as part of a total compensation package.
When a job ends (whether voluntarily or involuntarily), or is reduced to part-time hours, however, the safety net of health insurance may be threatened. If you believe you are being shortchanged after a layoff, or if you are worried about how to protect your health benefits when you are going to reduced hours of employment, contact COBRA benefits attorneys. The law offices of Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., are seasoned advocates of employees’ rights. We are well qualified to go to bat for you to protect your right to continued health care when you terminate employment or reduce your work hours.
To address the resulting threat to the health and wellbeing of the workforce in times of transition, Congress passed the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) in 1985 as an amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and the Public Health Act. COBRA rights are clearly spelled out in terms of:
- qualifying events that allow for continued health insurance coverage
- qualifying beneficiaries of work-related health insurance coverage
- periods of coverage for different types of qualifying events
Know your rights regarding medical insurance coverage, disability, health care, employment law, and reduction or termination of employment. If intervention is necessary to enforce your rights, rely on employment lawyers with experience, knowledge, and the courage to stand up to employers and insurers on your behalf. Contact us through this Web site to schedule a consultation.