Fitzy said it perfect... as long as you keep the cobra while out of work you won't have a pre-existing condition. basically if you keep insurance coverage you will not get a preexisting clause.
you can drop the cobra the day your new insurance with a new job is effective. i would not carry 2 insurance plans. Fitzy is right they would fight over which is the primary!
I have some cobra docs at work if you want me to email them to you. might clear some stuff up for you. you would be given cobra info when you quit from your company (the law).
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...