I have yet to receive paperwork to fill out to get COBRA. The qualifying event which was the last day I was covered by AETNA Insurance was May 31, 2013. I notified the past employer and they sent me an e-mail telling me it was an oversight on their end and to wait until I hear from Paychex which I quess would be the plan administrator. That was June 25, 2013. Still, as of today, I have heard nothing. In the meantime, I was hospitalized for a heart condition. I also had to pay out of pocket for prescriptions. At this point, I dont even think I would be able to pay for the large premium required to maintain COBRA. Is there anything I can do to receive any damages at least get my hospital bills paid?