I'm leaving my job at the end of the month. I'd like to continue my health insurance that was part of the company benefits. What are the most common subtle ins/outs or gotchas for someone starting/enrolling in COBRA for the first time?
I'm living in California just fyi.
More info: going through the COBRA process has taught me one thing: keep detailed notes about all interactions w/ anyone involved in administration of COBRA. I've run into some tricky situations where the following were essential:
- records of who I talked to on the phone
- when I talked to them
- what I said
- what they said
- what dates the checks I mailed were cashed (per my bank records)