What Is COBRA?
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health care coverage the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan. Benefits can be continued for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events. Qualified individuals may be required to pay the entire premium for coverage up to 102 percent of the cost to the plan.
COBRA generally requires that group health plans, sponsored by employers with 20 or more employees in the prior year, offer employees and their families the opportunity for a temporary extension of health coverage (called continuation coverage) in certain instances where coverage under the plan would otherwise end.
COBRA outlines how employees and family members may elect continuation coverage. The Act also requires employers and plans to provide notice.
Where can I get legal advice about my Employment Law Law matter or case?
If you have an Employment Law matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule a free consultation.
TOP OF PAGE