What is COBRA coverage?

Answer The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, better known as COBRA, was passed by Congress in 1986. COBRA allows certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent ch... Read More »

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Can your employer cancel your medical coverage before you have received any info about cobra coverage?

Answer Legally? no, your employer has 60 days to mail you information on COBRA policies they offer. Your policy from your employment will terminate 30 business days after your employment ends

Who pays for COBRA coverage?

COBRA health insurance premiums are generally paid for by the recipient of the insurance at the former employer's group rate. However, since February 2009, the U.S. government has been subsidizing ... Read More »

Can COBRA members have a break in coverage?

No. Once an employee experiences a qualifying event, such as termination, then a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) election must be made within 60 days. A break in coverage af... Read More »

Does cobra apply to dental coverage?

If your previous organization offered dental coverage as either part of their basic health plan or as a separate benefit option, you can elect to continue dental benefits through COBRA. Under the ... Read More »