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COBRA

I’m leaving my job – and my insurance – on June 30. Do I qualify for open enrollment?

I’m leaving my job – and my insurance – on April 30. Do I qualify for open enrollment on May 1? or do I have to take COBRA?

March 7, 2019 – Q. I'm planning to leave my job to become self-employed in June. My insurance will end on June 30, but I have an option to take COBRA. Do… Read more

Are qualifying events and special enrollment periods the same as they were in prior years?

Are qualifying events and special enrollment periods the same as they were in prior years?

December 21, 2017 – Q. Are qualifying events and special enrollment periods the same as they were in prior years? A. For the most part, yes. Outside of… Read more

Can I buy coverage in the exchange that starts January 1 and stop paying for my COBRA insurance at that point?

Can I buy coverage in the exchange that starts January 1 and stop paying for my COBRA insurance at that point?

December 1, 2017 – Q. After I lost my job, I went on COBRA which lets me keep my former employer's insurance for 18 months. It is good insurance, but more… Read more

How do the self-employed access health insurance through the health insurance exchanges? Does the subsidy apply to me?

March 2, 2016 – Q: I'm a self-employed person with no employees. How do I access health insurance through the health insurance exchanges? Does the… Read more