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3.1.6 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

The federal law known as Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) became effective for the State of Mississippi Group Health Plan January 1, 1987.  All employees and employee family members who are covered under the group health plan are entitled to "continuation coverage" required by federal law. 
Continuation coverage under our group health plan will be made available to covered persons for up to 18 months in the event of employment termination, divorce, separation, death, and certain other instances.  For more information regarding COBRA, please contact the Division of Human Resources.