I know NYS law requires employers to offer COBRA for 36 months, anyone have experience requesting the continuation at 18 months? I called COBRA, NY Dept of labor and more and haven't had luck.

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I ditched cobra for an individual plan to save $


Yeah, isn't Cobra absurdly expensive? Why not get Oscar or something?

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