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Can You Get COBRA For You Or Dependents If You Become Incarcerated?

I have a friend who has been incarcerated for DWI. During the time he is in prison, does he and/or his dependent qualify for COBRA coverage?

Unless, there would be a stipulation with the employer and the health insurance carrier, quitting your job is a qualifying event for COBRA coverage.

If you go to jail or prison, you would have to quit your job.

The primary insured may use the coverage for themselves or any dependents, including a  spouse already on the health plan.

Are You Eligible For COBRA?

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