California Insurers No Longer Allowed To Impose Waiting Period on Most Small Business Employees
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, state law will bar health insurers in California from imposing a waiting period for coverage for small business employees. Federal law allows insurers to issue a waiting period of up to 90 days for such workers. Insurers in the state still can impose waiting periods for small business employees who are in a probationary period of work.
- "New Law Prevents Health Insurers' Waiting Period for Small Business Employees" (Bartolone, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 12/26/14).