How Do I Cancel My COBRA Coverage?
I have recently quit my current job and have received my COBRA election paperwork. Since I have a pre-existing condition I need to continue my insurance through my previous employer until I pass my 60 days with my new employer. My question is after my 60 days when I am then able to receive insurance from my new employer can I then cancel my COBRA or must I continue to make payments for the next 18 months?
When Can I Cancel COBRA?
You may cancel COBRA health insurance at any time.
Will You Have Health Insurance?
Your COBRA workplace health insurance is a qualified major medical insurance plan and certified by the Affordable Care Act. If you voluntarily stop your coverage, you will only be able to get the same coverage from another employer or during federal open enrollment.
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Do You Need A Termination Letter?
Contact the insurance plan administrator if you need your notice of COBRA termination to verify the coverage has stopped.
COBRA Cancellation Assistance
If you need help with understanding the next steps after cancelling your COBRA, you may call customer service for a consult. Depending on your current health situation will determine what’s best for you.