How long are you covered under your employers benefits after you resign?

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How long are you covered under your employers benefits after you resign?

I needed some teeth cut out. Went to an oral surgeon. They sent a copy of the amount to my insurance comapany to get per approved which they approved it and the date of the surgery was the 23rd of the month and I quit my job on the 20th. I had the surgery and now 2 months later I have received a letter from insurance company saying they denied the claim, due to my pay period at work benefit payment was taken out of my check for the week I quit. Am I still liable for the cost of the surgery?.

Asked on May 11, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Typically one's benefits as an employee end upon termination of employment with his or her employer. When such happens, the employer, at least in California gives the employee on his or her final day information under "COBRA" to continue the health care benefits paid by the employer at the employee's own cost.

From what you have written, unless the employer that you worked for advised you in writing about the ability to continue your health care benefits provided you at your own cost, you are responsible for your dental surgery out of your own pocket.


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