What is COBRA Continuation Coverage?
COBRA is a continuation of plan coverage when coverage would otherwise end because of a life event known as a “qualifying event.” Specific qualifying events are listed later in this notice.
After a qualifying event, COBRA continuation coverage must be offered to each person who is a “qualified beneficiary.” You, your spouse and your dependent children could become qualified beneficiaries if coverage under the plan is lost because of the qualifying event.
When is COBRA Coverage Available?
The plan will offer COBRA continuation coverage to qualified beneficiaries only after the plan administrator has been notified a qualifying event has occurred. When the qualifying event is the end of employment or reduction of hours of employment, death of the employee or the employee becomes entitled to Medicare benefits (under Part A, Part B or both), the employer must notify the plan administrator of the qualifying event.
Additional policy information and links:
Amarillo ISD Benefits Office
7200 I-40 West
Amarillo, TX 79106