How Long Do I Have To Elect COBRA Health Insurance?

Just wanted to know if I can elect COBRA coverage through my previous employer? I was laid off almost 3 years ago. Although I am employed right now, I choose not to participate in my current employer’s health plan because it’s very expensive.

60 Days

There is a deadline to elect COBRA. In order to elect COBRA, you have to have received the COBRA packet within 45 days of your termination, and make your COBRA election within 60 days of the date of the loss of coverage.

Some States Have Their Own COBRA Laws

The federal COBRA law is in place for all employers with 20 or more employees. Depending on the state the employer is in and the size of the company, a continuation of health insurance benefits may be available. 

Temporary and Affordable Health Plans

We are — a private health insurance agency, established in 2001, that publishes online information on how the federal COBRA law works. We also provide an alternative to COBRA if it is unavailable or you simply can not afford it. You can remain insured and have health coverage for new illnesses or injuries with Short-Term Medical Insurance

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