Social Security Act (1935)
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (1974)
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (1985)
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (1990)
Family and Medical Leave Act (1993)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996)
Requires provision of up to a total of 12 weeks per year of job protected leave to eligible employees to care for the employee's child after birth, adoption or foster care; to care for employee's spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition; or for the employee's serious health condition which prevents employee from performing his or her job. To be eligible, employee must have been employed for at least one year, must have worked 1250 hours in the previous 12 months and must provide 30 days notice under most conditions.
Guarantees that employees and their dependents who leave an employer's group health plan will have ready access (except as universally restricted) to coverage under the subsequent employer's health plan, regardless of their health or prior claims experience. Limits pre-existing condition exclusions to one year, in most cases, less periods of continuous coverage under the previous plan.
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