ody ody Q: I was let go from my sales executive position and I wanted to know if there is still a program or policy in place where the employer pays a portion of the cobra premiums. Or do I have to cover the entire cost to have health care coverage for my family? I cover my husband daughter and myself…. I am the main income of my household although my husband does have a job but his company does not offer health insurance. I made the bulk of the money for our family and have done so for over 15 years. I’m very worried about being able to afford the cobra benefits as we have a mortgage payment….. help please.