American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s COBRA Subsidy Ends September 31. What’s next?

Benefit eligibility

Q: I am starting a new job. My benefits start in a month with the new job. Is it allowable to continue the COBRA coverage for a few months in conjunction with my new benefits? </body

A: A group health plan may terminate coverage early if a qualified beneficiary (you) begins other coverage under another group plan after electing continuation coverage.

Keep in mind that COBRA continuation is very expensive. There are alternatives to COBRA continuation available, such as a short term medical plan to fill the month-long gap in coverage. Click href=”https://cobrainsurance.com/ here for a quote, or call us at 1-877-262-7241 (8am-5pm CST) and we can help you find an alternative plan.

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