What are COBRA Qualifying Events for Dependents?

Dependents already insured may continue coverage under COBRA for 18 months based on the events listed for employees. Furthermore, dependents may continue coverage for an additional 18 months —maximum of 36 months —if coverage is lost due to one of the following events:

  • The employee’s death
  • The employee and spouse divorce
  • A dependent child is no longer eligible as a dependent over age 26 (unless incapacitated)
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