Retirees or their dependents covered by the SHBP or SEHBP who lose coverage may be able to continue health benefits coverage under COBRA. COBRA is not a separate health program; it is a continuation of SHBP or SEHBP coverage under the federal law. See the COBRA – Continuation of Health Benefits Fact Sheet to learn more. The length of COBRA coverage depends on the COBRA “qualifying event,” (the reason you are offered coverage).
COBRA qualifying events for retirees include:
The cost of COBRA
COBRA retiree medical & prescription plan rates
Note: COBRA dental coverage is not available for retirees.
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If a COBRA-qualifying event occurs:
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