Waiting Periods for Rehired Employees

If an employer has terminated and then rehired an employee, certain circumstances may allow them to waive the waiting period for them upon their return.

There are grace periods for rehires during which the company can reinstate an employee's benefits; usually this is around 30 days but the grace period varies from carrier to carrier.

Your insurance broker can check with your insurance carrier(s) to confirm this grace period. If the rehired employee is still within that timeframe, they can be reinstated. Otherwise, they may be subject to the waiting period if they were terminated beyond that window.

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