Free Health Insurance April – September 2021
If you (and your dependents) lost health coverage due to involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours, you may be eligible for FREE Health Coverage.
FAQs: 65+ Medicare and COBRA
How/when do I sign up?
The official enrollment form will be available on the member portal in mid-April. We’re waiting for the official enrollment form from the Federal Government. You will not be able to enroll now through the Member Portal or Member Services. Please do not call.
How will I know when it’s time to enroll?
We’ll send you snail mail, emails, and texts. We'll also be doing outreach calls.
What should I do now?
Don’t call Member Services! Go to the Member Portal and verify your email address, mailing address, and cell phone number. If you don’t have a Member Portal account, you’ll need to create one. Please note, you’ll need to create an account to sign up for the FREE COBRA health coverage when the form becomes available in mid-April.
Do I need new ID cards?
No. If you get coverage through the 100% COBRA subsidy, you do NOT need to request a new ID card. Use your current ID cards!
What should I do if I made an April payment but qualify for the 100% FREE COBRA?
Super Saver payments will automatically be refunded within 45-90 days of April 1. If you enroll and qualify for free COBRA, your COBRA payments will be automatically refunded within 60 days from the date payment was made. Self-payments will be refunded within 45-90 days of completing the COBRA enrollment forms. You do NOT need to call to start the refund process—it will happen automatically.
What else should I know?
The 100% subsidized COBRA is provided by your health fund and paid for by the Federal Government – you don’t pay anything!
You may be eligible if:
- You were not covered due to involuntary termination (job loss) or reduced hours between Nov. 2019 – March 2021 OR
- You were not covered due to involuntary termination (job loss) or reduced hours between April 2021 – Sept. 2021