9540.1 - Health, Medical, Dental

 

Adoption Date: 6/7/2001, Revised: 5/14/2015 
9000 - Personnel and Negotiations

9540.1 Health, Medical, Dental

Health insurance for certified and support staffs shall be in accordance with their respective negotiated agreements.

Continuation of Medical Insurance Coverage at Termination of Employment

Under the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), employees and their dependents are eligible to continue their insurance coverage for up to 18 months when termination of their insurance is due to a reduction in their hours worked, or upon termination of their employment.

Dependents of employees are eligible to continue their insurance for up to 18 months upon occurrence of one of the following events:

a. Death of the covered employee; or

b. Divorce or legal separation from the covered employee; or

c. An employee becomes eligible for Medicare and ceases to participate in the employer-sponsored plan; or

d. The dependents of a covered employee reach the maximum age for dependent coverage.

Those who are eligible to continue coverage have up to 60 days, after the date of their notice, to complete the appropriate application from their insurance carrier to insure continued coverage. They will pay the full cost of their premium plus administrative costs incurred by insurance carrier for direct billing.