Switched jobs for employment offer with health insurance promise; unfulfilled until over a year later and after auto accident...

Asked over 1 year ago - Boston, MA

Took a job with the promise of better pay and matching or better health insurance benefits paid for by employer. I left a position with high job security to take this job.

Over a year later, after multiple conversations asking about my health insurance and being told "we're working on it" I had an auto accident which totalled my car and left me injured. With no health insurance, my auto policy was exhausted leaving with me with $20K in medical bills.

Only after this serious accident was I given promised coverage by employer. Although far from "matching" as my deductibles and co-pay over tripled.

I quit because of their shady practices. My question is, do I have any options to pursue damages from employer for failure to provide the coverage I was promised when I took the job?

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    Answered . Maybe -- for breach of contract. Sit down with an attorney that pursues such claims to learn of your possibilities.

    Good luck!

    In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship.... more
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    Answered . Yes, but this is a contract not a personal injury claim

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    Answered . Have a local employment lawyer investigate

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    Answered . I think that you do have a possible breach of employment contract claim. You should consult with an expert Boston employment law lawyer. Request a free consultation, get 2-3 opinions from different lawyers, and then attempt to hire someone who has impressed you on a contingent fee basis.

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