Has anyone's work canceled their insurance while on maternity leave?
So, I'm 39 weeks pregnant and 2 days into my maternity leave, I got a call from work saying that after the end of April, my insurance will be canceled until I return to work. Before I left on leave the HR department had me sign a waiver stating I would pay my premium for the 6 weeks I would be off or they would take out of my check when I returned.
Now they're saying that because I've only been there for 10 months and I'm not working a minimum of 30 hours a week, they aren't required to keep me on the group plan and that I can apply for Cobra. Cobra insurance would cost me about $600 a month and that wasn't the agreement before I left on leave! I feel like I got screwed royally!!
Has this happened to anyone else??