Effective Date of Coverage COBRA
COBRA coverage is effective from the date of the qualifying
event. The CSU must notify eligible employees of their right
to choose continuation coverage within fourteen (14) days of the
qualifying event. An employees COBRA rights will be forfeited
if the CSU does not receive notification of the employees
wish to continue coverage within sixty (60) days of the qualifying
event or date of the notification.
Following the sixty (60) day election period, an employee or eligible
dependents have forty-five (45) days from the date of enrollment
to pay for the continued coverage. The first payment will include
the cost of coverage beginning with the first date coverage would
have otherwise ended. After the initial payment, the required monthly
premium is due before each month of coverage. Coverage will be cancelled
if payment is not received within the thirty day grace period following
each payment due date.