ody Q: I just have enrolled in the COBRA this month. and I still have a few questions. When can I have a COBRA Card which my husband uses when he goes to the doctor? Can I be covered when I go and ask doctors this month? Does this plan cover immunizations?
A: COBRA is not an insurance company.
COBRA is a federal law that requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer the continuation of the same group health care coverage after you’ve voluntarily or involuntarily left your job, or have had your work hours reduced.
Because COBRA is simply the continuation of the same coverage you had through a previous employer, you would need to contact the COBRA Administrator for your previous employer to discuss what is covered in that plan if you don’t already know.