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COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

The federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) provides that the same health, dental, vision, MRA, and EAP benefits be made available for employees, former employees, and dependents when they lose coverage after a qualifying event.

Employee Rights

COBRA allows benefited employees (and any covered dependents) to continue health, dental, vision, MRA, or EAP benefits at their own expense for up to 36 months after the month in which one of the following qualifying events occurs:
  • Termination of employment (other than for gross misconduct).
  • Loss of benefited status whether by reduction in work hours or change in job classification. 

For more information about your benefits under COBRA, see the following: