Here are resources on rights to continue coverage after losing one's job, under the federal "COBRA" law.
Unmarried children up to age 29 are now eligible for coverage under fully insured group policies maintained by a parent. Employers may permit children to enroll at a family member rate, but otherwise these children can enroll at the full adult rate. Information on this new program is available at http://www.ins.state.ny.us/health/S6030_Age29.htm .
Individuals and families who face the loss of COBRA coverage after 18 months may be eligible to extend their COBRA benefit under fully insured group plans for another 18 months as a result of a new New York State law enacted in 11/2009, Information and an FAQ are available at http://www.ins.state.ny.us/cobra/cobra_ext_36.htm.
The text of the law and other COBRA-related information are posted at http://www.ins.state.ny.us/cobra/cobra_prem.htm. This includes a..
Revised model notice that insurers may use to notify workers of the premium subsidy that includes information about the federal premium subsidy extension
This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.