Insuance Coverage Lapse. What to Do?

Jan 8, 2016

  1. NWROBEL
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    NWROBEL New Member

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    My policy for my insurance expired on 12/31/2015. I did get new insurance and it is effective on 1/9/2016. I did not realize that I had a lapse in coverage.

    On 12/28/2015, I was admitted into the hospital until 1/5/2016. Is there anything I can do to have coverage during the time I lapsed? I need to know if there is an extension my previous insurer can offer me? would COBRA apply to this?:err:
     
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    djs Super Moderator Moderator

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    I assume you are referring to health insurance?

    Why did the policy lapse? Did you cancel? Forget the premium? Did the policy not renew? I'm confused.

    Dan
     
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    Yes this is for health insurance. I thought that I was covered as of 1/1/2016. I didn't realize that it went into effect on 1/9/2016.
     
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    YouGotMyMoney Guru

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    On the federal exchange states its 1/1 or 2/1 or 3/1. Or a magic stroke of luck or dumby csr etc ...never seen a non first of the month effective date except for short term medical insurance which is not compliant with the LAW.
     
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