failure to notify about COBRA

I was laid off and my employer failed to notify me of my rights under COBRA (I've just found about it). Now it is too late for me to apply for COBRA benefits. What are my rights here and can I sue them?

2 answers  |  asked Apr 17, 2003 9:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (2)

Margaret A. Harris

Contact the health insurance provider and tell it that you were not timely notified. See what you can find out from the insurance company before going to a lawyer -- but don't put off seeing a lawyer if you start getting the runaround from the company.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Apr 21, 2003 10:18 AM [EST]
Trey Henderson

Yes, you can sue. You should seek a local attorney to pursue your claims.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Apr 18, 2003 09:39 AM [EST]

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