I am on COBRA and receiving the premium subsidy. I was just offered a new job with benefits. Can I keep my subsidized COBRA instead?

No.  People lose eligibility for the COBRA premium subsidy when they become eligible for other job-based health coverage.  You are required to notify your former employer or COBRA administrator if you become eligible for other job-based health coverage.  If you do not, you might owe a penalty.


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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