Open enrollment is not a COBRA qualifying event: If you drop a dependent during the open enrollment period, the dependent will be offered COBRA coverage ONLY if you notify the Human Resources department that the dependent has experienced a qualifying event.
To drop a dependent due to a qualifying event mid-year: make the change to your election thru the benefit ‘changes’ portal in MUNIS-ESS within 30 days of the qualifying event. Send the supporting documentation with a cover memo inter-office to: Yvonne Smith, Human Resources. NOTE: changes will not be approved until the documentation is received.
COBRA COVERAGE TOO EXPENSIVE?
Healthcare options are now available through the Affordable Care Act. You can find information at the Health Insurance Marketplace: www.HealthCare.gov.
Details pertaining to your COBRA Rights and the COBRA Rights of your qualified dependents can be found in your “COBRA Initial Rights Notification”. A copy will be mailed to your home when you first enroll and also any time you make a change to your coverage, along with the county’s HIPAA Privacy Notice. You can find additional details by accessing the Department of Labor website(www.dol.gov ).