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Continuing Health Benefits after Leaving County Employment

Q. My employment with the County is ending. May I continue my health benefits?
A. Yes, however, your benefits depend on your age, the length of service with the County, your union, and when you started employment with the County. You may be eligible for: ? COBRA Health Benefits Retirement for Employees Over Age 55 Continuation of Health Benefits as a Vestee Health Benefits after you take your state pension
Q. If I don’t continue my health benefits, when do I lose coverage?
A: Under current practice, on leaving County employment, health coverage continues until the end of the last day of the month following your separation from service. For example, if your last day with the County is April 10th, your coverage ends May 31st.
Q. What happens if the County terminates my employment?
A. The rules that apply to continuation of health benefits are generally the same whether you leave County employment voluntarily or involuntarily.