Know your legal responsibilities for group continuation insurance coverage.
Group Continuation Insurance Coverage
COBRA is a term often used to refer to individuals’ legal rights to continue group insurance coverage, at their own expense, when they would otherwise lose that coverage. COBRA is the acronym for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, a federal law. Not only do individuals have rights under federal law, they also have rights under Wisconsin law. In this Handbook, when we speak about individuals’ legal continuation rights to insurance coverage, we are referring to their rights under both state and federal law. Continuation rights pertain only to health, dental, and long term care (LTC) plans.
Additional information is available in the Eligibility and Coverage section of your policy. You can view your policy online.