This notice generally explains COBRA coverage, when it may become available to you and your covered dependents, and what you need to do to protect the right to receive it.

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a federal law that requires an employer to make available temporary continuation of coverage to participants in any group health plan or group dental plan following any event which would normally cause that coverage to end. Because you are a participant in the Plan you must be provided with this notice.

COBRA (and the description of COBRA coverage contained in this notice) applies only to the group health, dental and vision benefits offered under the Plan and not to any other benefits offered by the University. Under certain circumstances COBRA continuation coverage could also apply to the Auburn University Flexible Spending Account Plan if you are a participant in that plan.

COBRA coverage can become available to you when you would otherwise lose your coverage under the plan. It can also become available to your dependents if they are covered under the plan when they would otherwise lose their coverage under the plan. This notice does not fully describe COBRA coverage or other rights under the plan. For additional information about your rights and obligations under the plan and under federal law you should review the summary plan descriptions or contact Human Resources, or the plan administrator for that specific benefit plan. The plan provides no greater COBRA rights than what COBRA requires—nothing in this notice is intended to expand your rights beyond COBRA's requirements.

Last updated: 11/30/2023