Can an employer refuse to allow you to enroll in the insurance program due to your past medical history which they claim would make the rates higher for the other employees?

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Can an employer refuse to allow you to enroll in the insurance program due to your past medical history which they claim would make the rates higher for the other employees?

Asked on November 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if an employer offers all employees health care benefits, the employer cannot legally refuse to allow a certain employee from participating in the program due to his or her past medical history. To so that would be a violation of the labor laws of all states in this country.


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