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Retirement and Health Care Coverage: Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers

This article provides information on protecting health and retirement benefits. It is excerpted from Retirement and Health Care Coverage: Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers, a publication of the U.S Department of Labor.

 

Introduction

Plant and business closings, downsizings, and reductions in hours affect employees in numerous adverse ways. Workers lose income, the security of a steady job and, often, the health and retirement benefits that go along with working full time.

As a dislocated worker, you may have many questions, some of them concerning your health and retirement benefits. For instance:

  • What happens to my health benefits?
  • Can I continue health coverage until I get another job?
  • Do I have access to my retirement funds? 
  • I’ve lost my job. Is there any way I can get health coverage for me and my family?

Retirement and Health Care Coverage: Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers, a publication of the U.S Department of Labor, answers some of those questions.

 

Topics

Retirement and Health Care Coverage: Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers, a publication of the U.S Department of Labor, addresses these topics.

  1. Protecting Your Health and Retirement Benefits 
  2. Maintaining Your Health Coverage 
  3. Enrolling in Another Plan 
  4. Special Enrollment in a Spouse’s Plan
  5. Continuing in Your Old Plan 
  6. Who Offers COBRA coverage
  7. Electing and Paying for Coverage
  8. How Long COBRA Coverage Lasts
  9. Possible Benefits for Trade Affected Workers
  10. Finding Individual Health Coverage 
  11. Health Insurance Marketplace
  12. Medicaid and CHIP
  13. Protecting Your Retirement Assets 
  14. Access to Retirement Funds
  15. Consequences of Early Withdrawal
  16. Safety of Retirement Assets

 

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