HEALTH COVERAGE during pregnancy leave

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In January 2012, a new California law came into effect ensuring continued health care coverage for workers on pregnancy or childbirth-related leave. Senate Bill 299, authored by Senator Noreen Evans and signed up Governor Jerry Brown in 2011, requires employers to continue to provide health coverage for women on maternity leave.

The California Work & Family Coalition led the effort to pass SB 299 over many months. The bill was co-sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) and California Commission on the Status of Women.


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For legal advice about pregnancy leave:

Legal Aid Society-Employment
Law Center: (800) 880-8047

Equal Rights Advocates: (800) 839-4372