ody Q: I have payed my COBRA insurance but not received any information regarding the insurance. No ID card, no proof of payment. I’m new in the country and have therefore no old insurance ID card to refer to and nothing to show to my health care giver proving that I’m covered. How do I proceed to request ID card and proof of insurance from COBRA?
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 getting that information.
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