Can an employer take back payment of medical premiums?

Question Details: My company was bought out 3 months ago. I caught the fact that the medical was not being taken out of my pay check. It amounts to $1091 and they want it paid back by the end of the year. Is this even legal when it's not even my fault? I was honest and was the one who caught it. They want to take it out of my pay check as well.

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