|Transfer of insurance
Aug 1, 2000
I was recently interviewing for a position with a new company (I'm still employed by the old one). The new company has a 60 day period before benefits begin. If I use COBRA to maintain my old benefits, will I be able to continue under the new insurance without a pre-existing condition? Do I need to get something from my current HR dept proving insurance?
Also, unrelated to these questions, I did see in the Medical forum that Sustiva can cause a false positive test for marijuana and some other drugs which could be the problem for the person who asked that question previously. They should use a different type test when it is disclosed that Sustiva is being taken...which I'm sure they did not do. Hope that can help.
| Response from Ms. Franzoi
If you continue to carry COBRA coverage during the 60-day qualifying period for your new employer's plan, even if that plan has a preexisting condition clause, the new employer will have to recognize your period of coverage under your prior employer's plan towards that preexisting condition period. You will need a certificate of creditable coverage from your prior employer to present to your new employer.
Your prior employer is required by law to provide this to you.
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