COBRA Information

The consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) gives employees and dependents the option to extend group health/dental/vision coverage in some situations in which coverage ordinarily would end.

COBRA Guidelines
This material is designed to provide guidance to departments responsible for COBRA notification.
COBRA Continuation Form
Used in specific situations in which an employee becomes ineligible for health, dental or vision benefits. Must be sent by the employer to the employee/retiree affected within 14 days of the date the employer receives notice of termination, reduction in hours or death. The employee has 60 days from the date of the letter or the date of the end of coverage, whichever is later, to return the form should he/she wish to continue health and/or dental and/or vision coverage under COBRA. Must be returned to Benefit Services within the 60-day election window.