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Question 1 of 5 in Health Insurance Decisions For Domestic Partners
My partner just lost his job. I was covered as a dependent on his health insurance. Will I be eligible for federal COBRA?
Federal COBRA has always defined a "dependent spouse" as married. Some states recognize a domestic partner dependent status and will allow State continuation, but you are not eligible under COBRA unless you are recognized by your state as married.