Second Opinion is a weekly Q-and-A series that answers questions from San Diegans on the Affordable Care Act. Ask yours here.
The Question: What is an employer’s responsibility if one of its workers opts out of its group plan?
Sylvia Hampton is an advocate. She was entered into the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame in 2008 for her work protecting women’s rights. She’s a member of the League of Women Voters. And she pushes for improved access to health care through San Diegans for Health Care Coverage, a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofits, businesses and health care providers.
This week, she’s advocating for a friend. Her Second Opinion question is really for him.
He recently switched jobs and his new company doesn’t offer coverage through his preferred provider, Kaiser. It says his only option is to leave his Kaiser doctor and find a new one through the company plan.