Why Can’t I Get Work Insurance When Part-Time On COBRA?

My son was terminated after an extended illness and was allowed to have insurance coverage under COBRA. He is now back working for them at 20 hours a week and still on COBRA. His employer told him that he could not work more than 20 hours a week while on COBRA. True or False?

There are no restrictions under COBRA law that limit how many hours a beneficiary may work. The employer may not want him to work more than 20 hours because then they may have to offer him health insurance on their plan again. In order to find a definitive answer, your son may want to contact his COBRA Administrator to find out what’s going on. Sometimes a COBRA Administrator works in the HR Department, and other times it is a third party administrator. He would have to find out through his employer.

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