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Yes, for example an employee enrolled in NJ DIRECT 15 may elect to enroll in one of the HMO plans under COBRA.
Yes, however you may not increase level of coverage while on COBRA unless there is a qualifying event such as a birth or marriage.
University Human Resources will mail a COBRA application and instructions.
COBRA is an acronym for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. It is a Federal law that provides employees and dependents who would otherwise lose coverage an opportunity to purchase health benefits for a limited time.
60 days from loss of loss of coverage or date of employer notification, whichever is later.
The New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits will send you a monthly invoice. For information on the billing notice, please review Fact Sheet #30 on the COBRA SHBP website.
New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits
P.O. Box 299
Trenton, NJ 08625-0299.
You may also call the division at 609-292-7524.
Employees and dependents enrolled in State Health Benefits at the time of a "COBRA event” resulting in the loss of coverage are eligible.
COBRA Applications must be certified by Human Resources before sending it to the Division of Pensions and Benefits
Return completed form to: University Human Resources-Benefits Enrollment - ASB II, Cook Campus.
Contact University Human Resources at 848-932-3990 for more information.
No, the COBRA start date coincides with the active coverage end date.