Gov. Evers urges insurers to allow small employers to keep furloughed employees on health insurance

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT)- There’s a lot of unknowns right now for the state’s small businesses and their employees.

Many have been forced to close their doors, not only leaving some workers without a paycheck, but also without health insurance.

Governor Evers and the state’s insurance commissioner are urging insurers to allow small businesses to keep their furloughed employees and those working fewer than 30 hours a week on health insurance.

They say insurers should allow small employers to continue paying the insurance premium for impacted employees if they’re able to.

Health insurers often have contracts with small employers that only cover people who work more than 30-hours a week.

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