Federal law requires that most group health plans (including this Plan) give employees and their families the opportunity to continue their health care coverage when there is a “qualifying event” that would result in a loss of coverage under an employer’s plan.
Depending on the type of qualifying event, “qualified beneficiaries” can include the employee (or retired employee) covered under the group health plan, the covered employee’s spouse, and the dependent children of the covered employee.
More information can be found at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-consumer-cobra.html and mybenefits.wageworks.com.
The University maintains this rate sheet and updates it annually.
Initial COBRA notification
A letter is automatically mailed to all new plan participants notifying them that they are eligible.
Model COBRA continuation coverage election notice
This letter is automatically mailed to plan participants when they are no longer eligible for group insurance.