COBRA continuation coverage
The right to COBRA continuation coverage was created by a federal law, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). COBRA continuation coverage can become available to you when you would otherwise lose your group health coverage. It can also become available to other members of your family who are covered under the Plan when they would otherwise lose their group health coverage.
Are you eligible for COBRA continuation coverage?
For additional information about your rights and obligations under the plan and under federal law, you should review your plan's member handbook
and the Department of Labor's FAQ
Member coverage information
The plan documents describing your benefits can be found on your plan’s member page
These are the same documents referenced while you were a covered employee, spouse or dependent.
For more information, read through our frequently asked questions
The following forms should be used to provide information you are required to report to Samaritan Health Plan Operations (SHPO):
Report a change of address for yourself or any covered dependent that receives mail at an address different from yours. If you are a current employee, please remember to also update your information in PeopleSoft.
Qualifying event or extension notification:
You are required to report certain events that occur while you or your dependents are on COBRA continuation coverage. Complete this form and follow the instructions to provide the required information and documentation to SHPO.
Continuation coverage election:
After you have received an Election Notice, use this form to elect COBRA continuation coverage for yourself or another qualified beneficiary.
COBRA drop coverage or early termination:
After you have elected COBRA continuation coverage, use this form to list members that need some or all coverage dropped.
Last modified: Aug. 20, 2014