COBRA

Except as described in the Plan, an Employee whose eligibility terminates due to a termination of employment or reduction in hours and who is not eligible for benefits as a Retired Employee may continue coverage for himself and his Dependents for up to 18 months, provided he makes the required monthly payments to the Fund, in the amount determined by the Board, in accordance with the following rules:

  • The first monthly payment must be made during the month eligibility is lost, by the date stated in the self payment notice provided by the Fund; and
  • Payments must be continuous for so long as the person is otherwise ineligible; and
  • Each monthly payment must be made by the 15th day of the month for which coverage is desired.
  • The Fund assumes no responsibility for an Employee's failure to take timely advantage of this Self Payment provision.

A COBRA event that can allow for up to 36 months of COBRA coverage includes divorce and death of a participant as well as the following example: Your child ceases to meet the Plan’s definition of an eligible dependent. Contact the Trust Fund for verification of coverage.