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COBRA Eligibility

If someone is not on the company healthcare plan when they quit, are they eligible for COBRA?


Jim Schwartz
Title: Corporate financial advisor
Company: Wabash Financial Strategies
(Corporate financial advisor, Wabash Financial Strategies) |

I am not an HR expert or labor attorney. However, among other requirements to get COBRA, an employee must be participating in the employer's COBRA-eligible plan the day before termination. See this site for more details and then confirm or cross check the answers against other sources of information:

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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(President & CFO, |

Also check the Federal DOL website as well as your State's DOL website. I can't believe an employee who is not on your health plan would be eligible, but one never knows...


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