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I was just hired and told I’m not eligible for health benefits right away. New employees have to satisfy a waiting period. Is that allowed?

Yes, employers can require a waiting period before new employees are eligible to enroll in a group health plan. These waiting periods are not allowed to be longer than 90 days. If you are concerned that your employer requires a waiting period longer than 90 days, you can contact the US Department of Labor at 1-866-444-3272.

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