I will be resigning from my current employer next week and moving to another company: the new employer is a much smaller fabrication company and does not have as good health insurance.
For example, my current health insurance (which includes dental AND vision) costs a total of $800/mo (my contribution is 45% of that, and that's deducted pre-tax)
The new employer has health insurance (which DOES NOT include dental AND vision) that costs a total of $1300/mo (my contribution will be 85% of that, pre-tax)
The plan is also significantly degraded and the only one that comes closer at the new company costs a total of $1700/mo.
I know COBRA allows employees to continue using their employer's group insurance after being laid off for 19 months, but since I am resigning and moving to another company, I am wondering, if there is a similar process I could follow?
If I were to become self-employed/start my own company, would I be allowed to continue on my employer's group insurance?