Archive for the ‘COBRA’ Category

Washington Health Plan Open Enrollment for Children Starts Soon

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

According to the news release on, individual health plan enrollment for children starts March 15th and goes through April 30th in the state of Washington.  Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, urges residents to apply early if they are looking to add their children onto their family plan. The open enrollment periods are for all health […]

Personal Health Insurance Is More Expensive

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Health care reform has a goal of making health insurance more affordable and easier to obtain for all Americans by 2014.  With this time frame coming within a few years, many are questioning why personal health insurance for millions of Americans is actually increasing.  According to the article “For Many Without Workplace Health Coverage, Premium Costs […]

NFL Lockout: Family Goes to Extremes to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage

Posted on: March 2nd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The expiration of the NFL labor contract is upon us and a NFL lockout seems imminent.  Players are being encouraged to apply for COBRA coverage to ensure they have individual health insurance protection during this lockout period.  To avoid any complications, an unnamed NFL player’s wife was induced early to deliver their baby before the […]

COBRA Subsidy Expires

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 12/30/2012 – Most states have passed mini-COBRA type laws that offer similar benefits to employees at companies with less than 20 workers.  The specifics of the plans vary from state to state.  This leaves individuals the option of weighing a state mini-COBRA plan as premiums are based on pay.  More information on this topic […]

COBRA Preserved in New Health Care Bill

Posted on: April 8th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Health Law Preserves Cobra Plan” by Walecia Konrad on, the newest version of the health care reform bill leaves COBRA coverage the way it currently is formatted.  Kathryn L. Bakich, a national health care compliance director for the Segal Company, a benefits consultant adds that the law may offer some […]

Humana Health Insurance Information on Job Loss

Posted on: March 31st, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

On the Humana Health Insurance website there is some valuable information which provides people with information about insurance options for those who have lost their jobs.   They recognize how stressful job loss can be and with it causes much confusion, especially when it comes to health insurance coverage. Some of the most common questions […]

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

Extension of COBRA Subsidy: More Time to Find Individual Health Insurance

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “An Extended Subsidy for COBRA Health Coverage” by Kimberly Lankford on The Washington Post’s website, Congress has extended the COBRA Subsidy from 9 months to 15 months.  This is great news for those whose subsidy was coming to an end, still unemployed and worrying about finding affordable individual health insurance. Last […]

COBRA Benefits To Be Extended

Posted on: July 17th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Workers who lose their jobs and enroll in Government sponsored COBRA coverage will now be able to maintain that health insurance coverage indefinitely until they find replacement coverage ( as long as they continue to pay the monthly premiums). Previously health coverage via COBRA was only available for a maximum of 18 months after they […]

Individual Health Insurance VS COBRA

Posted on: June 26th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

The article “Individual Health Insurance Quotes Better Than COBRA” from TransWorldNews has some great information about choosing between individual health insurance and COBRA.  If you have lost your health insurance through your employer because of cut backs or job loss then you have the choice to shop around for your own individual health insurance policy […]