My son is employed in Louisville, Kentucky by an international company. The company continues to say that they are “taking care of the paperwork” or some other excuse which, by this time just sounds like… lies. He signed up for employer health insurance when he was hired in September or October of last year and became eligible for coverage in November of that same year. He has yet to get any documentation of coverage including an insurance card, but has gotten tons of excuses and stalling tactics – “We don’t show you signed up,” he was told. When he replied that he’s got copies of the paperwork to show that he signed up, they changed their song to, “You should get the papers by next week…”
We have since learned that the company has made a habit of this practice with other employees and I am seriously considering a class action lawsuit against them.
My son and I have contacted multiple agencies within the state and everyone either knows nothing or does not want to become involved as no one has been able to provide any solid suggestion as to how to proceed or what can be done to rectify this situation. At this point, the question remains. What can be done to enforce the company’s responsibility to provide employees’ health insurance?
Any company operating in the US has to follow ACA guidelines. The IRS requests payments for non-compliance. If you feel a company is not complying with the law you can contact the IRS and have them look into it.
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The IRS Whistleblower Office pays money to people who blow the whistle on persons who fail to pay the tax that they owe. If the IRS uses information provided by the whistleblower, it can award the whistleblower up to 30 percent of the additional tax, penalty and other amounts it collects.
The IRS may pay awards to people who provide specific and credible information to the IRS if the information results in the collection of taxes, penalties, interest or other amounts from the noncompliant taxpayer.
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