When Does COBRA Terminate?
A group health plan may terminate continuation coverage earlier than the end of the maximum period for any of the following reasons:
- Premiums are not fully paid within time limits
- The qualified beneficiary becomes entitled to Medicare benefits after electing COBRA
- The qualified beneficiary start coverage under another group health plan after electing COBRA
- Employer Ceases to maintain any group health plan
When a group health plan decides to terminate continuation coverage early for any of the above reasons, the plan must give the qualified beneficiary a notice of early termination. The notice must describe the date the coverage will/has terminated, the reason for termination and any rights the qualified beneficiary may have under the plan.
Last update on September, 10 2013 by Elizabeth Bonney.