Can I Continue My Health Benefits After I Leave My Job

By Thomas McKinney

New Jersey Employment Law and the Federal Employment Law allow you to leave your job and continue your health benefits if you leave your job for any reason or are terminated by your employer. You will be able to maintain your health coverage for you and your family through the COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act). You are currently entitled to 18 months of COBRA coverage.

However, NJ Employment Law does create some exemptions to continued health benefits under COBRA. COBRA may not apply to employees working for a religious institution, the federal government, state government, or if your employer has less than two employees.

If you have any questions regarding your rights to COBRA, NJ Employment Law and whether you can continue your health benefits after leaving your job, please contact our NJ Employment Lawyers

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.