Where Are My COBRA Insurance ID Cards?
I have signed up for COBRA and have made payments. Will I be receiving a new insurance card or do I still use my old one?
Since COBRA insurance is a continuation of your previous employer’s group health policy, you will be able to use the same ID cards. The old card will be re-activated once your employer has received your COBRA payment.
Your Health Insurance Card
Unless you’ve lost your insurance card, the same one you had should still work. A health insurance card is used to give your healthcare providers, like doctors and clinics, the details to bill your medical expenses to. The information on your Health Insurance ID Cards:
- Your name and subscriber ID number.
- Employer’s name and Group Number
- Your plan type (HMO, PPO, POS, EPO and others)
- Which benefits are covered and those costs.