Q: I gave my two weeks notice at work. I think my heath benefits end abruptly on my lat day of work. When can/should I apply for cobra?
A: COBRA is a law that requires your employer to offer you the continuation of the employer’s group plan. Your employer will have up to 45 days from the date of the loss of coverage to send you the paperwork. You have 60 days from the date of the loss of coverage to enroll. Sometimes speaking with your HR or administrator directly will speed up the process.
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