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Health insurance rights & protections

Protection from employer retaliation

Itโ€™s against the law for your employer to fire or retaliate against you because you get a premium tax credit when you buy a health plan in the Marketplace.
Itโ€™s also against the law for your employer to fire or retaliate against you if you report violations of the Affordable Care Actโ€™s health insurance reforms to your employer or the government.
These health insurance reforms appear in Title I of the Affordable Care Act. They donโ€™t include the Medicare or Medicaid reforms, and donโ€™t relate to quality of patient care.
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if you think you were fired or retaliated against because you:
  • Received premium tax credits when you bought a health plan in the Marketplace
  • Reported a violation of the reforms found in Title I of the Affordable Care Act
Visit www.whistleblowers.gov for more information.