Surviving Financial Crises

Death of a Spouse

If I was covered under my deceased spouse’s health insurance through their employer, will my coverage continue?

It is very important to contact the spouse’s employer within 30 days after the death to find find out how you and your dependents, if any, may be eligible for continued medical insurance benefits under COBRA (Continuation Coverage Assistance Under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act). Depending on the size of the employer, you may be entitled to up to 36 months of continued insurance coverage.


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