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Can I Add My Spouse to My Employer’s Health Plan After She Self-Terminated her COBRA?

I will lose my group coverage on August 31st and will use COBRA for September to cover my pregnancy, but I am not sure how to be added to my husband’s employer’s group plan starting October 1st since terminating COBRA coverage is not considered a “qualifying event”. Any suggestions for how to proceed?

No, stopping payment for COBRA coverage is not considered a qualifying event

If an individual’s COBRA coverage ends due to exhausting the maximum coverage period or another qualifying event occurs she would be eligible to enroll in a new plan during a special enrollment period.

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When you’re transitioning between jobs, having health insurance is crucial to avoid the high costs of unforeseen medical expenses. After your employer-provided health insurance ends, you can consider three options: continuing with COBRA insurance, exploring Affordable Care Act coverage through the marketplace, or opting for a short-term medical plan to fill the gap before your next work insurance begins.

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