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What happens to your health insurance when your employer goes out of business?

What happens to your health insurance when your employer goes out of business?
BY IRENE CARD and BETSY CHANDLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE

What happens to your health insurance when your employer goes out of business? This is a question we are hearing too frequently of late.

When the employer ceases to do business, the "group" no longer exists and therefore neither does the health insurance.

Can you pay the premium and continue benefits under the COBRA law or the NJ Continuation law (also known as mini-COBRA)? No. Like we stated above, there can be no group health insurance when there is no business. NJ Continuation is for businesses with less than 20 employees and it mimics COBRA, which is a federal law for businesses with 20 or more employees. Both of these laws allow you to continue your health insurance for a specified period of time when you lose your job.

When your employer goes out of business it is really bad news. Aside from losing your job and hoping that you can collect unemployment to tide you over, all too often the employer is in the stages of declaring bankruptcy and the employee doesn't find out about the bankruptcy until it is too late. Health insurance is a major expense for any business and when money is tight, sadly, many employers just don't pay the premium.

 

Holiday weight gain can be avoided with a walking routine

Holiday weight gain can be avoided with a walking routine
BY VINCENT FERGUSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is often characterized by cheer, stress, and, of course, weight gain. Many Americans gain extra weight, especia...

New Jerseyans with chronic illnesses offered on-line health guidance

New Jerseyans with chronic illnesses offered on-line health guidance

State, National Council on Aging providing pilot program

For a limited time only, New Jersey residents with on-going health conditions can enroll for free in a new on-line version of a popular chronic ...

Is your car ready for a winter emergency?

Is your car ready for a winter emergency?
BY TOM PERIĆ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

SOMERDALE — We often think about getting our homes winterized, but the recent winter storm battering the Midwest shows that we need to give our autos a safety check to...

Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

New Jersey collects $425,000 in 39-state settlement

Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks don't do all that The Dannon Co. Inc. has claimed in advertisements and it is costing the business $21 million to...

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The effort to make medical marijuana available to those who need it is back to the drawing board. A New Jersey Senate has voted to require Governor Christie to redesign...

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Should you take a loved one from a nursing home to your home during Christmas? Probably not!

One reader wrote that her husband told her to leav...

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A sudden, and usually fatal heart condition may have been the cause of the tragic death of the young baseball catcher from Garfield on Friday. Doctors and sports equipm...

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patients

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patientsA proposal to improve a specialized care nursing facility in Plainfield for the treatment and care of patients with Huntington's disease was approved Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services ...
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