COBRA and MEDICARE ENTITLEMENT

October 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

During our recent COBRA webinar, we received a question regarding secondary events that had not specifically come up before.  We would like to provide the answer with some specific examples for you here.

The question is:

What happens if a former employee and dependent(s) are currently on COBRA and the former employee experiences a second event?  More specifically, what happens when an employee and dependent(s) are on COBRA and the former employee turns 65 making him Medicare entitled?  Does the spouse get the additional months of Cobra up to 36 months for the secondary qualifying event?

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