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Health Insurance if you lost your job

Health Insurance If You Lost Your Job

If you have lost your job and with it your employer-sponsored health insurance, there are several options you can explore for obtaining health insurance coverage:

  1. COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) is a federal law that allows you to continue your employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for a limited period of time after losing your job. You may be eligible for COBRA coverage if your former employer. However, it's worth noting that COBRA coverage can be expensive as you are required to pay the full premium, including the portion that your employer used to cover.
  2. GetCoveredNJ: Marketplace/Exchange health plans: You can explore health insurance plans available in the Marketplace, also known as the Exchange, established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These plans are offered by private insurance companies and are required to cover a set of essential health benefits. Depending on your income, you may be eligible for premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to make the coverage more affordable.
  3. NJFamilycare/Medicaid: Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health insurance for low-income individuals and families. Eligibility and coverage vary by state, so you may qualify for Medicaid depending on your income and household size.
  4. Spouse's or family member's health insurance: If your spouse or family member has health insurance through their employer, you may be eligible to join their plan as a dependent, depending on the plan's rules.
  5. Short-term health insurance: Short-term health insurance plans are temporary health insurance options that can provide coverage for a limited period of time, usually up to 12 months. However, it's important to note that these plans may have limited coverage and may not cover pre-existing conditions.

It's important to carefully evaluate and compare the different health insurance options available to you, taking into consideration factors such as coverage, premiums, deductibles, copayments, and out-of-pocket costs, to choose the one that best meets your healthcare needs and financial situation. It's also recommended to seek assistance from a qualified insurance professional or healthcare navigator to help you understand your options and make an informed decision.

Contact us for advice, navigation, plan options & free enrollment assistance.

Christopher S. Kudryk

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Christopher S. Kudryk
Insurance Specialist

KBenefits specializes in health, dental, vision, life and medicare insurance for employers and individuals in NJ & NY.

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