COBRA/Open Marketplace Plans

Discuss here about Medical Disability claims and Insurance possibilities for PN treatment options

COBRA/Open Marketplace Plans

Postby Buttercup28 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Hi,

Is anyone currently on COBRA or has been on COBRA b/c they are either on disability or had to leave their jobs due to PN?

If you are/were on COBRA what happens after COBRA ends? Do you just pick a health insurance plan on the open marketplace? The plans on there don't seem to cover any out-of-network doctors which appears to be a real problem.

Does anyone know if there is a way to extend COBRA or get any other type of medical insurance specific to being disabled?

I'm young so I would not be eligible for Medicare or anything like that.

Any advice would be great!

Thanks,

Buttercup
Sudden pelvic pain onset that landed me in the ER 2x -- diagnosed with severe pelvic floor dysfunction and suspected IC. Diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia via MRI and EMG and hip impingement/labral tear on CTscan. Ran the gamut with tests, treatments, procedures, injections, drugs, etc. since then. Still on the quest for answers....
Buttercup28
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Re: COBRA/Open Marketplace Plans

Postby Violet M » Sun May 21, 2017 5:36 am

I know people who were too young for medicare who went on disability and got health insurance -- probably medicaid. https://www.healthcare.gov/people-with- ... e-options/

If you don't qualify for disability and medicaid then you probably have to get something through the marketplace when cobra ends. You might be eligible for an extension of cobra. https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files ... umer_0.pdf
Scroll down to Q13 on that page.

Violet
PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
User avatar
Violet M
 
Posts: 5397
Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:04 am
Location: United States

Re: COBRA/Open Marketplace Plans

Postby Buttercup28 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi Violet,

Thank you so much! This information is very helpful!

Take care,

Buttercup
Sudden pelvic pain onset that landed me in the ER 2x -- diagnosed with severe pelvic floor dysfunction and suspected IC. Diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia via MRI and EMG and hip impingement/labral tear on CTscan. Ran the gamut with tests, treatments, procedures, injections, drugs, etc. since then. Still on the quest for answers....
Buttercup28
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:33 pm


Return to INSURANCE & DISABILITY ISSUES

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest