What is the longest amount of time I can be enrolled in COBRA?

No one may extend health coverage through COBRA for more than 36 consecutive months from one employer. (For example, if the extension of coverage for a family began with the 18-month period and one of the covered dependent children becomes ineligible because of the age limit for dependents, the child must transfer to an individual COBRA contract to continue the 36 months coverage. The dependent’s total months of coverage with both contracts may not exceed 36 months.)

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