Discriminatory Health Insurance Surcharges for Nicotine Use
About the Investigation:
If you work for a private company which offers their employees health insurance (for which the employees pay part of the premiums) and your premium is higher because you use nicotine, your employer may be breaking federal law. The attorneys at Siri & Glimstad are looking for people who were forced to pay extra on top of their normal premium because they smoke. It’s called a nicotine surcharge, which may be in violation of federal law by discriminating against certain employees based on a “health status-related factor.” In other words, the company is discriminating against smokers, which employers are not allowed to do.
NOTE: Some health plans offer discounts to employees who do NOT smoke. This litigation is not for those people. We are looking to represent people who smoke and, as a result, have to unfairly pay higher premiums for health insurance through their employers.
The experienced class action and employment legal teams at Siri & Glimstad are investigating possible class action lawsuits against employers who raised health insurance premiums for employees who use nicotine.
There is no obligation involved in speaking to an attorney about your situation to find out whether you may have a case, but there is urgency to act due to statutes of limitations which impose deadlines to file a lawsuit. For this potential litigation, Siri & Glimstad would not charge any cost upfront for legal representation. We get paid only if we win for you.
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