COBRA, Cal-COBRA, & AB528Benefit Continuation Coverage Information
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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), is a Federal law that requires employers to offer you and your dependents the opportunity to temporarily continue your medical, dental, vision, and/or Health Care FSA coverage at your own expense after your District-sponsored coverage ends. Every employee has the right to choose continuation of coverage if the employee loses his/her health coverage due to a reduction in hours, resignation or termination of employment (for reasons other than gross misconduct on the part of the employee).
To continue coverage under COBRA, you must pay a monthly premium. The actual premium amount is determined annually and will not exceed 102% of the premium paid by the District for employees and/or dependents in a comparable status.Permanent EmployeesIf you are a permanent employee in a regular assignment and become unpaid for an entire month, you will be offered the option of continuing your coverage under COBRA. Employees on unpaid leaves of absence under the Federal Family Leave Act (FMLA) may be able to retain District-sponsored coverage for up to 12 weeks.Substitue EmployeesSubstitutes who lose benefits at the end of a school year because they did not work 100 days in the previous fiscal year or become unpaid for an entire month may be eligible to continue coverage under COBRA.