If your husband's employer provided the benefit of health insurance and if this is something that has been negotiated through a collective bargaining agreement that an employee is responsible for paying a certain amount toward such insurance, even if there is an administrative oversight whereby the monies were not deducted when they may have been required to, such oversight does not preclude the employer from taking deductions for payments not made. If it is a hardship to pay what is being required, perhaps through your union you may still be able to negotiate a lower payment by spreading out what is due over a longer period of time. If this is a problem for you, it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney.
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