Do I qualify for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) insurance benefits?
Yes, you and your covered family members will be offered the availability of continuing your medical, dental, and vision coverage. Coverage under COBRA is the same as offered to active employees. You will receive a COBRA letter at your home advising you of your rights and the cost for continuing your coverage. You will have 60 days from the letter of termination date or the date of the letter, to either elect or decline coverage. If you elect coverage, you then have 45 days from your election date to submit your first monthly payment. This payment is retroactive to the first day that your group coverage ended. You will also receive a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certificate from your medical plan showing proof that you were covered under the County’s group health plan.