My wife is due March 28th with our first baby. The company she has worked at for 6 1/2 years is expanding their store next month and in doing so they are closing for 8 weeks. They are terminating all employees and offering a severance package they are billing "An economic bridge." All employees must reapply upon reopen in April. They said a package will arrive in the mail any day, and that it must be signed and returned to get a check for $2900. They are telling my wife the store will close February 20th, and that effective February 28th our insurance will be cancelled. They are canceling our insurance one month before our baby girl is to be born.
This is a national store that has been doing business since before Lincoln was president. We were expecting to get Maternity leave, but I guess that won't happen. I don't know if they can legally do this to us, but if they can my options for obtaining insurance at this point are far and few between.
Anyone have advice on what to do or where to turn for help?