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If you have generous health insurance benefits provided by your employer, you may not think about it that often. For the most part, you choose the most affordable health insurance option that fits your needs during the open enrollment period and then run on autopilot.
Unfortunately, it seems that sticking your head in the sand isn’t good enough. Teachers in several school districts in New Jersey were recently uninsured for several months. A clerical error meant that although premiums were taken out of their paychecks, premiums were not paid to the insurers for four months.
Teachers in Newark still haven’t had their coverage restored. However, Paterson teachers are luckier–all covered expenses that occurred during that period will be paid for, and their coverage was reinstated.