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California law to provide subsidized health coverage to striking workers

Posted On: Nov. 28, 2022 9:14 AM CST

Freezing health insurance benefits is a common tactic in a labor dispute because without them, workers might be more easily persuaded to concede to management’s demands, but a California law that takes effect in 2023 will give striking workers access to state benefits, Fierce Healthcare reports. The new law, which takes effect in July, is intended to dissuade employers from cutting off health benefits during labor disputes by allowing private-industry workers to maximize state subsidies for coverage purchased through Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace.