Incoming wall of text: I had a workers compensation injury back in 2011, I was out of work for a little over a year. Returned in 2012 and worked until this past 6/2015 when the same injury flared up. As of 10/3 I was sent the whole insurance being dropped and having to file for cobra letter, I am in the western region carve out. After WEEKS of calling the various outlets to see why I was dropped my local HR told me that I only get covered for 52 weeks for a workers comp injury. I had been getting contributions paid since I was off in 6/2015 with no issues, I was told it was a mistake and they shouldn't have even been paying that in the first place. I've spoken with my BA and was advised to file a grievance as he has never heard of such a situation, I did and now waiting for that avenue to resolve. In the meantime we have had to sign up for my wife's health insurance to avoid any penalties from obamacare due to the lapse in coverage. Does my time off 4 years ago count towards this insurance limit if I go off again with the same injury?