Public Law 99-272 (COBRA) regulations require employers to offer employees and the qualified beneficiaries of the employee, the opportunity for a temporary extension of health coverage (at the full premium plus a 2 percent administrative fee) when there is a loss of coverage due to the employee’s termination of full-time employment or reduction in work hours, divorce or legal separation, or death of the covered employee. In addition, continuation coverage is available to the covered surviving spouse and eligible dependents of an employee who dies or who lose coverage because of divorce, legal separation, or the employee’s entitlement to Medicare; and to eligible dependents who lose their dependent status.

HR Contact:  Julie Nohrenberg, 531-622-2232