The question I dare not ask HR.
August 9, 2011 10:07 AM Subscribe
Do you lose your health insurance the instant you leave your job?
posted by Jess the Mess to work & money (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am planning to quit my job and would like to do so as soon as possible but I have one last doctor's appointment I would like to have covered by my insurance before I lose it. I trying to determine the earliest date at which I can give my two week's notice and still have my appointment covered. Unfortunately, changing the appointment is not an option as my doctor is super booked.
When you quit your job, do you lose your insurance the moment you walk out the door for the last time or does it continue for some period of time (until the end of the month, until the employer gets around to taking you off the plan, etc.)?
I have two weeks' vacation coming to me and my immediate supervisor (who knows I'm quitting) seems to think they would treat the two weeks after my last day as if I really was taking vacation and I'd still have my benefits for at least those two weeks. She is not 100% sure though and I don't feel it's wise to ask anyone else.