Can a doctor who is in my network refuse to accept my coverage because it is COBRA?
No. When you elect COBRA coverage, you are on the same group health plan you were on previously. When you visit a clinic, urgent care or an emergency card, you will present your health insurance card from the same plan you had while working. There would be no need to deny treatment because you are COBRA. All benefits you previously had, you will when you continue the employer-sponsored insurance.
Affordable Temporary Health Insurance
If you are fairly healthy and still want to remain insured, alternatives to COBRA insurance may be available based on where you live. Short-term health insurance is a popular option and available in most states. This can protect you from high medical costs of new injuries or new illnesses that unexpectedly occur while allowing you to use any licensed doctor. Coverage is available up to $1 million per person. For more information and pricing, you can call us at 1-877-262-7241 or complete a free quote online.