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Re: [IP] govt insurance



Cobra is ONLY for so many months, I believe it is 18 months, then you are
without insurance, or pay the high price.  I had Cobra after leaving a job.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] govt insurance


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> > It is to my understanding that COBRA is COBRA.  If you are covered by
> health
> > insurance by your employer than if you lose./quit your job you have the
> > ability to keep your insurance if you pay the premiums.
>
> However, read the rules: http://tinyurl.com/bvo3  OR
>
>
http://www.cobrainsurance.net/COBRA_Health_Insurance/COBRA_Law_Information.h
tm#ROLE
>
> Here is a snip: "Federal employees are covered by a law similar to COBRA.
> Those employees
> should contact the personnel office serving their agency for more
> information on temporary extensions of health benefits."
>
> Notice the word: Similar?  Also, there must be more than 20 employees.
>
> > As an employee, I paid $25 a month for my insurance.  As an ex-employee,
I
> > paid $250 a month.
>
> We paid $38 a week, now pay $822.86 a month, $575 of it is for me -
spouse.
> Gotta have it though, it's my primary ins. and Medicare is secondary for
> dialysis. I'm not 65 but due to ESRD am now on Medicare.
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