When I Remarry Does COBRA End?
I am under COBRA due to a divorce. When I remarry does COBRA end or can I continue it for the duration of the time remaining?
You may continue on COBRA when you remarry. The qualifying event of divorce or legal separation triggers an open enrollment period to continue on the same group health plan offered by the employer. If you are coming off the insurance due to divorce, you have up to 36 months of continuation coverage.
If you remarry within the 36 months of COBRA, you may keep it provided that you aren’t on a health plan with your spouse. Under the COBRA law, you are not allowed double coverage.
Double coverage is acceptable if the new plan has a pre-existing clause and a waiting period.