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Continuing Insurance Coverage

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Coverage

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 provides employees the option to continue group insurance coverage after

  • a separation of employment, or
  • a loss of eligibility.

The employee pays both the employee and employer portions of the premiums.

Impact of Employment Separation on UA Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

For plans offered by the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), COBRA is administered by ADOA.

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For the UA Alterative Plans offered to employees with domestic partners, COBRA is administered by UnitedHealthcare.

  • Phone: (877) 403-3569 

Flexible Spending Account (Health-Care)

COBRA continuation of benefits for the Flexible Spending Account is administered by the University's plan administrator, ASI. 

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Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to have health insurance. Loss of employer health coverage is a qualifying event that allows you to purchase insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. These options may be less expensive than continuing your current coverage through COBRA. In addition, premium subsidies may be available, depending on your income.

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