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We have a 26 year old son in need of cobra- he was on it before

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We have a 26 year old son in need of cobra- he was on it before but tried for the Obama care- He was given or misunderstood info given to him and he is no longer insured. What can we do to get him insured with Kaiser again until the window opens up again for the Obama care act?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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He needs to try to enroll first at the insurance marketplace based on him losing prior coverage, which is an exception to the open enrollment period and it allows him to register outside of that time. Since he had coverage under COBRA and lost it, that is his basis for applying as an exception to the enrollment period.
If they will not let him enroll because of him losing his previous coverage, which they should, then I am afraid that COBRA does not have to let him back on and he would end up having to pay for a regular policy if he actually needs insurance. If he does not need the coverage this year, then quite honestly the tax penalty is cheaper than buying coverage.

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