I am getting divorced and want to continue coverage under my spouse’s plan through COBRA. Can I get this new COBRA subsidy?

No.  The subsidy is limited to people whose COBRA qualifying event involves termination of employment.  People eligible for COBRA due to other qualifying events (such as divorce or loss of dependent status at age 26) are not eligible for the premium subsidy.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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