If I get hurt playing recreational soccer after work, will my employer insurance cover my medical/hospital expenses?

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    What is your basis for questioning this? If you purchase insurance through your employer, it is your insurance.
    – Noah
    Jul 25, 2014 at 15:40
  • Ok thanks i thought it will only cover work related injury.
    – Victor123
    Jul 25, 2014 at 15:43
  • That's Worker's Compensation insurance coverage, which is something your employer must pay for, and they provide it at no cost to you. Health insurance is a separate entity
    – Noah
    Jul 25, 2014 at 15:45
  • We're on our way to addressing this via comments only. @Noah, you want to enter as a full answer? Jul 25, 2014 at 15:54
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a specific insurance contract that must be read in order to answer it.
    – littleadv
    Jul 25, 2014 at 15:59

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I believe you're confusing "Worker's Compensation Insurance Coverage" for "Supplemental Medical/Health Insurance"

Per your comment: Worker's Compensation coverage is coverage that your employer is (usually) required to obtain. This covers you during work-related injuries and is of no cost to you.

Medical / Health Insurance coverage is coverage that you purchase for yourself (and optionally, your dependents). This can be purchased independently, or can be purchased through your employer. However it's purchased, it is your coverage to use. You should take some time to familiarize yourself with the plan that you purchased, and its coverage, and your liability under the plan.

EDIT: Assumptions were for U.S. (sorry for not inquiring about your location). Answer has been updated to reflect a less US-specific response. Canada does have laws regarding Worker's Compensation, though. Might want someone with Canadian expertise to chime in.

EDIT 2: Per @ChrisInEdmonton's comment, I've updated terminology to reflect Canadian products

  • I believe the OP is in Canada, worker's compensation AFAIK is a US term.
    – littleadv
    Jul 25, 2014 at 15:59
  • @littleadv Good point. UPDATE: Canada has mandatory worker's comp, as well
    – Noah
    Jul 25, 2014 at 16:00
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    Your assumptions fit for Canada if you change "Medical/Health insurance" to "Supplemental medical/health insurance", as far as I understand it. :) I live in Canada. Jul 25, 2014 at 16:35

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