COBRA eligibility

ody ody Q: I left one job with benefits for a better-paying one without. I signed up for insurance through the N.Y. exchange, paid for the first month, then found out I’m eligible for COBRA continuation through the old job with all of my old doctors for only $1.50 more a month. Can I still switch to the COBRA option even though I’ve gotten insurance in the interim? A lot of my specialists have elected not to participate in exchange plans. I know COBRA is terminated when insurance begins at a new job, but what’s the rule with plans purchases through the ACA exchanges?

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