Indiana law does not specifically address whether the employer must continue to pay for the employee’s benefits (for example, health insurance) when the employee is on workers’ compensation. So, since the law is not specific, should the employer decide to stop paying for these fringe benefits, the employer may be required to add the amounts paid for these benefits to the employee’s average weekly wage calculations when determining his or her disability pay.
On the other hand, if you have a collective bargaining agreement, that agreement may require your employer to continue to offer these benefits when you are on workers’ compensation. Similarly, if you are out on FMLA leave, your employee benefits may be protected as well.
If you have any questions of concerns regarding your benefits during your workers’ compensation claim, you should consult a qualified Indiana workers’ compensation attorney.