My husband and I both have insurance available through our employers. His employer is telling him that because of Obamacare, he is unable to sign up for insurance through his work if we are already signed up through my work. Is that right? I have also heard about a possible penalty for having double coverage?
An employer has to offer coverage to employees based on how many full-time workers they have, nothing else. If one spouse has employer coverage it doesn't effect whether the other spouse has to be offered coverage. The family is free to choose either employer plan, although they should choose the best option for them.
Having double coverage doesn't typically make any sense, but there is no penalty for it.