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Novel Coronavirus

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Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
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Division of Pensions & Benefits

COBRA

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).

Qualifying Events
  • Divorce or end of partnership;
  • Dependent child turns age 26;
  • or Death of the employee or retiree.

See the COBRA – Continuation of Health Benefits Fact Sheet to learn more.

The Cost of COBRA

COBRA retiree medical & prescription plan rates for plan year 2020

Note: COBRA dental coverage is not available for retirees.

Get a COBRA Application

If a COBRA-qualifying event occurs:

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Last Updated: Friday, 01/10/20