Consumer Guide to Health Care - If You are Unemployed or Have Lost your Group Health Insurance

 

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What Is COBRA?, from the American Cancer Society, provides information about this federal law that gives you the right to choose to keep the group health insurance benefits you would otherwise lose after you reduce your work hours, quit your job, or lose your job.

Fact Sheet on Continuation and Conversion Rights in Health Insurance Policies, from Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, includes information about COBRA especially for Wisconsin residents.

HealthCare.gov provides information for Wisconsin about the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to get coverage that meets your needs. More information from HealthCare.gov.

Wisconsin Health Care Options: Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Your Employer's Bankruptcy: How Will It Affect Your Employee Benefits?: A fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you are facing long-term unemployment, you may be eligible for a government insurance program.

Last Revised: April 29, 2015