ody Q: I quit my job in February and started a new job. My benefits do not start until June 2014. They will not cover pre existing conditions until February 2015. I am therefore without benefits at this time. My wife has just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I was talking to a co-worker who asked if I had COBRA. My response was what is COBRA? as I was unaware. Can I still sign up for COBRA and have my wife’s condition covered. If yes, will I need to stay on COBRA until February 2015 for coverage?