ody Q: I am a part time employee working approximately 20 hours per week. My employer, a large regional supermarket chain, has always offered healthcare to employees with 20+ hours per week. For 2015, it has been announced that 30+ hours is required for healthcare coverage. I wanted to pick up COBRA but was told by my benefits department that I do not qualify. Is this true?
A: COBRA is very expensive, and you have other affordable options in your situation. Open Enrollment for individual plans begins on November 15, 2014 for 2015 plans. We can help you find a plan that works for you. Depending on a few factors, you will very likely pay far less for an individual plan than you would pay for COBRA continuation.
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