How Long After a Qualifying Event Does a Qualified Beneficiary Have to Elect COBRA Coverage?

Qualified beneficiaries must be given a 60 day election period during which each qualified beneficiary may choose whether to elect COBRA coverage. The 60 day election period is measured from the later of the coverage loss date or the date the COBRA election notice is provided by the employer or plan administrator. Each qualified beneficiary may independently elect COBRA coverage. A covered employee or the covered employee's spouse may elect COBRA coverage on behalf of all other qualified beneficiaries. A parent or legal guardian may elect on behalf of a minor child.

Last update on September, 10 2013 by Administrator.

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