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

How Much Does COBRA Insurance Cost?

I’m interested in getting COBRA Insurance. How much is COBRA?

On Average, The Monthly COBRA Premium Cost Is $400 – 500 Per Person

Continuing on an employer’s major medical health plan with COBRA is expensive. You are now responsible for the entire insurance premium, whereas your previous employer subsidized a portion of that as a work benefit. Often times there is a 2% administration fee that may be legally added on.

What Is COBRA?

COBRA is a federal law that requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer the same group health care coverage after you’ve voluntarily or involuntarily left your job or have had your work hours reduced. Because COBRA is simply the same coverage you had through a previous employer, you would need to contact the COBRA Administrator at your previous employer to begin or cancel coverage. Typically, the COBRA Administrator is in the HR department or the company that sponsored the insurance may use a third party administrator.

Licensed Insurance Agents

Do you have more COBRA questions? Try contacting a healthcare.gov certified insurance specialist. These COBRA customer service agents are licensed in all 50 states. They can offer advice and alternative plans that best suit your needs.

 

 

Or, Save Money With Short-Term Medical Insurance

If you are fairly healthy and still want to remain insured, alternatives to COBRA insurance may be available based on where you live. Short-term health insurance is a popular option and available in most states. This can protect you from high medical costs of new injuries or new illnesses that unexpectedly occur while allowing you to use any licensed doctor. Coverage is available up to $1 million per person.

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Short-Term Health Insurance is popular and available in most states to cover gaps between major medical plans.

These plans also cover COVID-19 hospitalization. After deductibles and coinsurance, many plans will have $1 million in coverage.


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