Does a company have to offer you COBRA insurance if you quit?

If so, what is the time frame and does it apply for part-time empoyees?

Asked on January 22, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

In the event you quit your position, your former employer is required under the laws of all states in this country to offer you the opportunity to continue on with your health care insurance at your own cost under the plan through COBRA. The time frame is an immediate notice of the offer where you can elect on in 30 days and such applies to part time employees who are under the plan already.

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