An important question on the people’s mind these days is how much would the Cobra Insurance coverage cost them in case they lose their jobs. Even more important than jobs for some, its the medical benefits that go with it. Especially with folks who have members undergoing expensive medications or surgeries.
I have tried to cover this subject in this article and hopefully by the end of it, you would know how much it would cost to have the stimulus subsidized COBRA insurance coverage.
When you were under active employment, your employer may have given you health insurance by paying either in full or in some portion of your group health premiums.
Under COBRA, as an ex employee you no longer receive benefits, however you will most likely pay the entire premium amount, that is, the portion of the premium that you paid as an active employee and the amount of the contribution made by your employer. But not only this, there is more. You maybe asked to pay a 2 percent processing fee.
Since it is likely that there will be a lapse of a month or more between the date of layoff and the time you make the COBRA election decision, you may have to pay health premiums retroactively-from the time of separation from the company. The first COBRA insurance premium will start covering from the entire time since your last day of employment with your former employer.
For the new updates on COBRA, you can check out this linke COBRA Stimulus Package.