Chemical dependency programs under COBRA

US DOL Info#ff6600 Q: I have a friend who was recently laid off from work and its starting to look like he may need some help with a drug abuse program. I would like to find out what cobra covers in these situations and what needs to be done to get him into a 28 day program. US DOL Info#ff6600 A: Generally, the continuation coverage is the US DOL Info#ff6600 same health benefits he had the day before the qualifying event (he was laid off). Those health benefits are defined as medical insurance , dental insurance , vision insurance and prescription drug plans . An HSA is also considered a health benefit and falls under COBRA law. To see if a drug abuse program is covered under his insurance, he is going to have to contact his insurance company for specific coverage details.

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