A little-known law provides financial support to people who get health insurance through Liberty Financial Insurance Company.
But there are some who say it’s not enough.
As a result, they’re taking their complaints to the Department of Justice, which is investigating the program.
It’s not clear whether the department has jurisdiction.
The law provides for Liberty Mutual to make payments to people with medical needs if they qualify for coverage through a state-run health care exchange.
But it’s unclear how much money the company makes from those payments.
The law provides no mechanism to collect payments, and the company’s attorneys say it is not responsible for making payments.
“If Liberty Mutual makes a payment, we will not collect that payment,” said Daniel Hager, an attorney for the company.
“We will not reimburse them for that payment.”
The Department of Labor is investigating whether Liberty Mutual is violating a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, which bars employers from using wage and hour protections as an excuse to pay workers less than the legal minimum wage.
The agency’s preliminary findings are expected in the coming weeks.
If Liberty receives federal enforcement action, it would be the first federal enforcement under the law.
The department is also investigating whether the company violates state law by not paying workers the overtime minimum wage set by the federal government.
State and federal authorities have repeatedly been called to Liberty’s headquarters in Indianapolis.
The company says it’s fully compliant with federal and state law.
For example, it’s working with state and local governments to develop an online health care provider to enroll people in health insurance and pay their premiums, and it’s providing free health care to people enrolled in Medicaid.