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Q: I voluntarily left my position on 5/18/07. I have not received any COBRA information as yet. I have called them and do not get any satisfaction. I thought that it was a law that COBRA information had to be supplied. Can you please tell me how to get the information I require. I have to fill prescriptions and go to the doctor, but I have not proof of coverage.
A: Your employer (assuming they have more than 20 employees) has a total of 45 days from the qualifying event to get your COBRA notification to you. From the date that you get your notification, you have 60 days to elect coverage. Your coverage will back date so there will be no lapse, as soon as you sign up and make your first premium payment. You may have to pay out of pocket for your prescriptions during the election process. Generally, you will be able to submit your receipts to be reimbursed as soon as your payment is made and you policy reinstated.
If your employer can not answer your questions or does not comply, you can call the Department of Labor at 1-866-487-2365
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