Sanders staffers will remain on campaign's health care plan through fall

Sanders staffers will remain on campaign's health care plan through fall

Staffers for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPresident Trump faces Herculean task in first debate The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Trump's tax return bombshell New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential bid will be able to remain on the campaign's health care plan through the fall despite Sanders’s suspension of his campaign Wednesday, a spokesperson announced Thursday.

Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager, made the announcement during an all-staff call, and a Sanders campaign official confirmed to The Hill that workers would remain on the campaign health care plan through October.


“Thankful to Bernie who we just found out was adamant his entire campaign staff stays on our health insurance through November so yay I still have health care but health insurance shouldn't be tied to your job!!!!!!!!” Sara Pearl, a former supervising producer for the campaign, tweeted Thursday.

The announcement comes one day after Sanders announced he would suspend his campaign, leaving former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE unopposed for the Democratic presidential nomination.

It also comes weeks after a former campaign staffer for former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergTrump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida MORE’s campaign sued on behalf of herself and other former campaign workers, arguing they were promised jobs through November before the campaign laid them off and Bloomberg ended his own campaign.