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Leaving a job - is there generally a gap between health insurance and COBRA [closed]

COBRA exists as a stop-gap between insurance coverages, from one employer to the next. If I quit my job to go mountain climbing, and tell HR that yes, I want to sign up for COBRA (and sign the form), ...
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Tech lead is trying to make team become average software engineer

I have 1 manager and 1 tech lead. They are 2 connection people from stake holder. Manager has fantastic English writing skills then email to board will be very convincing, but no software skill at all ...
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How does health coverage work after being laid off? [closed]

I recently got laid off from my job in the USA like many other people. I have had health insurance coverage through my employer, and so I called my insurance today to ask for a loss of coverage letter....
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Are Employer pension plan and EI contributions necessary in Canada?

Is it alright that there is no mention of Canada pension plan and EI contributions in an employment contract or in the letter of employment offer? Do these happen automatically at predefined rates and ...
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Company is asking me to forward my full medical records to them for private health insurance

My new company has sent me the insurer forms to fill in for the private health insurance they offer as part of the employee benefits. All costs are covered by the company. The insurance is entirely ...
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Appeals process when employer fails to enroll an employee's dependent in health insurance

I live and work in New York City; my employer is a large not-for-profit (thousands of employees). This past November I enrolled in my employer's annual benefits-enrollment period. For the first time ...
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Is “I missed open enrollment” a reasonable explanation for why I'm leaving a job?

I missed open enrollment [the 30-day deadline in the US for new employees to elect health insurance, or else be uninsured for the rest of that calendar year]. It's ultimately on me, since my company ...
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how to practice for numeracy tests in the insurance industry in the UK?

I often see IT job advertisements that mention a numeracy test. These are generally Insurance companies. This is all based in London Uk. Here is a partial view of one of such advertisements as an ...
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Confirming extensive health care coverage before accepting a job

I have a special needs child. My child is autistic and requires hours of therapy each week: ABA, OT, Speech, etc. I have always worked at a large well-known company with excellent medical and health-...
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Does the Insurance Distribution Directive apply to software developers as well?

The Insurance Distribution Directive states there is a "15-hour requirement ... as a minimum for anyone involved in ‘insurance distribution’" with regards to Continuous Personal Development....
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Going on a business trip, how to ask about travel and health insurance?

I work in a UK based company and am about to go on my first business trip overseas to Japan. I'll be going with my boss and the company will arrange everything. Flights and hotels have all been booked ...
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Should a company pay for insurance deductible due to damage to a rental vehicle during a business trip?

Question for my husband, so I don't know all details yet. My husband was on a business trip in Northern Europe in a fairly remote area. This work required driving on gravel roads through the woods ...
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I was promised a work PC, but I am still awaiting approval 3 months later so am using my own laptop - is it fair to ask employer for laptop insurance?

I develop websites and run the online magazine for my company (just got hired three months ago), so I run not only development software and tech applications, but also Adobe software and other design ...
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Unable to enroll in insurance now because of typo in email address

My company recently switched insurance providers and the emails with instructions on how to choose your options (health insurance, disability, etc) weren't sent to my correct email. There was a typo ...
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How to keep the same pediatrician [closed]

I'm looking at switching jobs and the new provider doesn't have our paediatrician in its network. My son has had a few health problems and we wouldn't want to change doctors or specialist. Is it ...
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How can I maintain health insurance during unpaid leave?

When taking a couple months of unpaid sabbatical in the UK, the employer will usually drop all benefits until the employee is back. Quite certain this policy would cut the national health insurance ...
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What is the purpose of open enrollment?

In the United States, employer-paid (or employer-subsidized) health insurance is provided as a benefit. Typically there are a range of plans available for the employee to choose from, based on their ...
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What issues occur when changing medical insurance mid-year?

I received an e-mail from our HR Department the other day informing us that they may change our medical insurance carrier on June 1st. For context, our company has approximately 50 employees and is ...
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Should I be expected to insure hardware belonging to my employer when going on a personal trip?

I work remotely. I'm soon off abroad for a few months and will continue to work remotely while I'm away, taking the company laptop and possibly other similar hardware with me to perform my duties. The ...
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Trouble with company insurance - worth making a fuss about it? [closed]

A while back I started a new job at bigcorp. They insure all employees via some third party insurance company. We have a list of doctors we can go to, then either we pay there and can claim the amount ...
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dress code IT banking/insurance

What is the dress code of IT leadership teams in banking/insurance UK for men? In my company, one of the largest in the UK, even the CTO wears jeans and a shirt. What is the case for an IT manager ...
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Car insurance for a personal car used in a corporation

I work for an international corporation having separate companies in Europe and in USA. I am personally based in Europe. I was notified about a recent incident in USA that included an employee having ...
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Involuntarily subscribed to insurance against absense [closed]

I've just been told by my company that I was being subscribed to an insurance scheme. The benefit of this scheme is that if I am absent due to sickness for a few days, then I am paid fully for these ...
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What insurance do I need as an web developer consultant in UK

I have a lovely full-time web developer job that I don't wish to leave. But, I've been offered some part-time work on the side. If I can persuade my main employer to give me permission to take on ...
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Who “inherits” a private corporation if all documented owners have died? [closed]

This is totally hypothetical, but I'm looking for a real answer. Let's say five friends and I file articles of incorporation for a small tech start-up. The six of us are the board of directors. Let's ...
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HR claims to pay COBRA but changes mind after signing - do I have recourse without souring relationships? [closed]

The company I worked for was recently acquired by another company. As part of the deal, we were offered contract to hire positions with no benefits. When the contract was presented, I inquired about ...
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Raise causes me to lose pay

I recently received a raise at work, but I'm now taking home less pay. This is due to our medical insurance plan. It's tier based and apparently my meager $283 / year increase has now caused me to ...
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Employer-provided health insurance question [closed]

My work covers health insurance for me and my spouse, but recently we had a baby and I was told by HR that our baby would not be covered by insurance. I was told that covering the baby would be too ...
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IT Contractors: patent infringement insurance, or just professional indemnity?

I'm just starting out working independently as an IT Contractor through a self owned Limited Company (based in the UK). With respect to insurance requirements, is it usually expected for a contractor ...
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Can employer request medical history?

During my first annual enrollment with the company, I have received a letter from HR department that I need to provide the medical history for myself and my dependents before they will renew insurance....
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Company Car/Traveling Time & Appropriate Compensation/Procedure [closed]

I recently got a new job (a little over 1 month ago) and in my letter of offer there was no mention of travel nor was there any mention of it in the job description. As of recently, I have been doing ...