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COBRA Administration Made Easy

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania now offers help administering COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) for our group customers.

What Is BlueCare COBRA?
COBRA gives qualified former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses and dependent children the right to continue temporary health coverage at group rates. BlueCare COBRA leaves the time-consuming administration of COBRA to specialists who will handle everything from determining qualifying events and qualified beneficiaries to collection of premiums and fees.

How Does it Work?
As an employer, you would follow your normal coverage termination procedure. All notices received due to a qualifying event will trigger a COBRA continuation coverage election form to be mailed to the employees’ home address. A qualified employee must elect COBRA continuation coverage within 60 days of the date of termination or the date the COBRA Continuation Coverage Election form is issued, whichever is later. If the qualified employee returns an election form within the required 60-day election period, an initial COBRA invoice is mailed to their home address.

For more information on how to add BlueCare COBRA to your coverage, please contact your Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Sales Professional.