COBRA Refunds

We’ve gotten word that with recent changes to the COBRA regulations, if you took advantage of Heller’s very small COBRA window, you may be entitled to a refund. 

http://businessinsure.about.com/b/2009/02/18/more-on-the-cobra-premium-subsidy-in-the-arra.htm

You may want to contact PayFlex or WageWorks if you made a COBRA payment as part of your continued coverage.

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2 Responses to “COBRA Refunds”


  1. 1 Observer 9 May 2009 at 7:17 pm

    From the article that Tom links to:

    “The subsidy applies to premiums paid after February 17, 2009 – there is no provision for a “refund” of prior premium payments.”

    This recent law doesn’t help anyone who paid COBRA premiums last fall for that period.

  2. 2 anon2 12 May 2009 at 11:25 am

    I sent in my reduced payment (a $270 per month savings) – I have Kaiser. I got a letter back requesting me to submit the remaining balance. I called Payflex and was informed that once I receive the coupon booklet from them, I should continue to make the full payment. Once the coupon booklet arrives, it will give me retroactive credit beginning with March payment. In other words, I will not get money back, but the credit will apply to the continuing premiums. This is great news! I would also encourage anyone to give a call to Payflex – they are very helpful. The number is 1-800-359-3921. Even if you had Cigna, go ahead and give it a shot. Good luck.


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