Through the U.S. Department of Labor, there are a variety of benefit and aid programs to help you if you lose your job. These programs can help with unemployment insurance benefits, job training, and finding a job. In addition, if you lose your job, the federal government can help you to continue your health care coverage through COBRA. COBRA is the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. COBRA lets workers and their families remain in the employee's group health insurance plan for a limited time after a change in eligibility.