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COBRA Information                                                                                                    Home > Human Resources > COBRA

Employees who resign, are terminated from the Research Foundation's employ (for other than gross misconduct), or whose work hours are reduced, and this event makes the employee or dependents no longer eligible to participate in one of the group health, dental, and vision insurance plans, may have the right to continue to participate for up to 18 months at personal (or dependents') expense under COBRA provisions. COBRA coverage is typically offered to regular status employees and postdoctoral associates who are eligible for benefits.

When an employee leaves the Research Foundation, the employee should request an exit interview after the supervisor receives notice of resignation. The exit interview provides information about arrangements for issuing the final pay check, conversion of benefits to non-group plans, and the option to continue health, dental and cafeteria plan benefits in accordance with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

Please contact the Research Foundation Human Resources Department to schedule a benefits exit interview prior to their last day of employment.

For information about the continuation of benefits under COBRA, see Continuing Health/Dental Coverage in “Section 6 – Benefits pg. 34 of the employee handbook.


COBRA Rates 2017-18 (PDF)