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Agencies Outline COBRA/ACA Interaction
Timothy Jost, in Health Affairs Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
May 4, 2014

"COBRA continuation coverage has for nearly three decades provided a vital protection for individuals who lost coverage within our largely employment-based health insurance system.... With the coming of the ACA, however, coverage in the individual market may often be preferable to COBRA coverage because of premium tax credits and cost-sharing reduction payments, which are available to pay for individual market coverage through the exchanges but cannot be used to pay for COBRA coverage."

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