I terminated my employment at the beginning of the month. Generally I have $100 taken per pay period for medical insurance. My employer took $200 to cover both pay periods even though I only worked the first one in the month. They stated it was because my insurance would be active through the end of the month so I had to pay the full month. As I recall, I signed a per pay period authorization. Can they do that?
Yes, because your health insurance is effective until the end of the month, and not terminated mid-month.
Yes, an employer is allowed to withhold the employee's portion of benefits on a last pay check, including health insurance premiums. However, many employers provide a method by which an employee can immediately terminate the benefits and receive their portion of the premium. You may want to check with your employer's HR department.
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