|health insurance cancellation (company sold)
Sep 17, 2009
My sister has had cobra health ins.for 9 months. The company she had worked for was just sold and she was told yesterday that her Tufts plan was cancelled 4 days ago. She was told from former employer that because there are no longer any employees Tufts cancelled the coverage.(State of MA.) She already has a necessary surgery scheduled for early October. What options does she have for any kind od coverage? And is this legal?
| Response from Ms. Franzoi
If the buyer has no employees in the state and does not offer a plan that covers employees in that state, there would be no COBRA benefits available. She should check to see if there is a conversion right on the policy. If there is, she should exercise that option. If there isn't, she would be eligible to purchase a HIPAA policy from any insurer that sells individual policies in her area.
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