COBRA

Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and applicable state laws, employees, spouses, and certain dependents covered under the University’s group health insurance plan may elect for a certain period of time to continue their group health care coverage. COBRA expense is paid by the covered individual(s) under the plan, and at the group rate where coverage would otherwise be terminated.

Eligibility to elect continuation coverage under COBRA depends upon the occurrence of a “qualifying event.” The plan administrator will notify eligible employees and their covered dependents when group benefits are lost due to a qualifying event, such as termination of employment, reduction in work hours, retirement, death of an employee, or divorce or legal separation.

Contact the Human Resources Department for more information about continuation of group health coverage.