213 – Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

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Policy

All personnel are cautioned that their Harris County insurance benefits expire:

  1. Upon exhaustion of all benefit time (compensatory, vacation, sick),
  2. When a full-time employee is compensated for less than 32 hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks (4-week rule),
  3. When employment is terminated, or
  4. At retirement.

Eligible employees may retain their county insurance by making arrangements through the Office of Risk Management to pay monthly insurance premiums directly to the Harris County Auditor’s Office.

Retirees and dependents should consult provider materials and relevant publications for detailed information about extending or converting coverage.

Revision

This policy has been revised on the below listed dates:

April 21, 2009

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