D.Z. asks from Pittsburgh, PA on July 22, 2009
A.P. answers from Pittsburgh on July 23, 2009
Cobra is what you should get. As someone else mentioned-that is what it is designed for. Your old company is legally obligated to offer it to you.
E.C. answers from Pittsburgh on July 25, 2009
Sorry abou the late response...Look into AFLAC...it might be the solution:)
L.T. answers from Pittsburgh on July 23, 2009
I was also going to mention looking into CHIP. I don't know if it covers Canada and Europe. BTW, if you also need coverage you can ask about the adult CHIP plan.
Regarding COBRA, if you worked for a small company COBRA may not be available to you. My husband worked for 2 small companies and therefore we were not eligible for it (I actually think I remember reading that the regulations require a company to be of a certain size for COBRA to be an option). I'd look into it though to be sure.
R.G. answers from York on July 23, 2009
Contact CHIP. Because you're not currently employed, the typical 6 month coverage gap requirement would not apply. You will be able to keep it for her even after you re-gain employment, and renew it in a yearly basis.
I would call them first rather than immediately applying through Compass online. The number to reach them is 1-800-986-KIDS. They can take your application information over the phone for fastest processing of your application.
They are online at http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/
E.M. answers from Johnstown on July 23, 2009
I would honestly look into doing the State-funded CHIP program. You've been paying for it all along and you may as well use it if you need to.
L.G. answers from Allentown on July 23, 2009
If you're between jobs, can you get COBRA? That's the kind of thing its designed for.