I need information on how much Cobra coverage would be for me and my spouse here in the West Coast in the event YRC goes out or i decide to take a leave of absence from work...
is there a place where I can inquire about this?
They will send you a letter after you don't qualify for coverage (80hrs) a few weeks later. The Teamster Benefit Trust in Fremont, Ca. is who you will be dealing with. I would guess that the price will be from $1200 to 1500 a month for full coverage. The rates will rise again in January, probably 10%. My Cobra extension is scheduled to run out in Feb ,2011 ($500 a month) . I got all my medical needs taken care of, and will be dropping coverage in December. Then, it will be a private physician, and my prescriptions will be filled by Target ( 3 prescriptions at $4.00 a month= $12)
The Federal Cobra subsidy lasts 9 months at $500/month for full coverage. Then the Federal Cobra Extension kicks in for 6 more months. The Extension is no longer available , and I don't know if the Federal subsidy is either. The phone number for the TBT in Fremont is 510 796 4676, or 800 533 0119
The federal cobra subsidy was not extended; you had to be laid off before May 31, 2010 to qualify for it. And, when it was in effect, you couldn't get it for a LOA; you had to be involuntarily out of work.