Recent High School or College
COBRA Continuation of Coverage Through Employer
(Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation
This coverage can be expensive because you will
most likely have to pay the full cost of the premiums, which will be much
higher than what your parents paid. However, there are often no restrictions if
you have a pre-existing medical condition.
allows students who are losing their dependent coverage status to extend their
coverage up to 36 months through their parents' health plan provider. Graduates
previously covered under their parents' group coverage have 60 days after being
dropped to elect to pay for coverage under their parents' employer-provided
plan. The coverage can be easily discontinued after permanent coverage is
What is COBRA and How Do
I Use It can help you better understand if COBRA is a health coverage option for you.