What is COBRA coverage and for which benefits does Anthem administer COBRA coverage?
COBRA beneficiaries in a group health plan must be provided with the same coverage made available to similarly situated non-COBRA beneficiaries. In general, that means the coverage the COBRA beneficiary had in effect on the day before the Qualifying Event. If an employer plan performs its own COBRA administration and has contracted with a company for prescription drug card services, the employer is responsible for notifying the prescription drug card company of the Qualifying Event. If Anthem provides COBRA services for a Plan, Anthem will notify the prescription drug card company weekly of COBRA coverage elections, payments received, changes to coverage, and terminations. For any other outside vendors and coverages, please check with those companies for more information.