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COBRA

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events.

COBRA information for workers and former workers:

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
www.dol.gov/ebsa/cobra.html

COBRA fact sheet
www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/fsCOBRA.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions on the COBRA Premium Reduction
www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-consumer-cobra.html

COBRA poster in the format of a flyer
www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/joblossposter2.pdf

COBRA flyer for individuals whose employer or health insurance plan denied them the COBRA Premium reduction
www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/distributionflyer09.pdf

COBRA information for employers:

COBRA Information for Employers