What is a Qualifying Event?

A qualifying event is an occurrence which, but for the continuation coverage available under the Plan, would result in the loss of coverage for a qualified beneficiary. Under COBRA, qualifying events include the loss of coverage that otherwise would result due to:

  • Termination of employment, for reasons other than gross misconduct
  • Reduction in hours of employment
  • Death of the enrollee
  • Divorce or legal separation
  • Entitlement to Medicare
  • Loss of dependent eligibility

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1. What are COBRA benefits?
2. Who is a Qualified Beneficiary?
3. What is a Qualifying Event?