Extension of COBRA deadlines due to COVID-19 outbreak
Participants and their dependents may encounter problems in their health coverage portability due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Accordingly, certain timeframes are being extended by the Federal government, including COBRA.
COBRA can now be elected retroactively for periods beginning March 1 as late as August 28, and payments for March through June can be made as late as July 29 without being considered delinquent.
The U.S. Department of Labor Web site explains this extension in further detail and gives examples of how this extension and others can help.
You can also call the Benefits Fund office for more information at (877) RN BENEFITS [762-3633].