I was laid of July 20th. In the exit interview and severance letter, there was no mention of the cobra date. I received a letter from Paychex 3 days later stating that I was covered through August 31st and Cobra would start 9/1 if I elected it.
I have joint custody of 2 small children who are on this policy. I set up doctor's appointments for all of us for mid-late August as we'd hit our deductible and wanted to max out services.
They sent me a REVISED notice today stating that in fact the coverage ended July 31 and myself and my two boys have been without insurance since 8/1.
WTF? Do I have any recourse (other than pay $1400 for COBRA against my will)?