After employment with the University ends or loss of eligibility of benefits occurs, you have several options to consider.
If you wish to continue your medical, dental, vision, and healthcare flexible spending account coverage, you may do so through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for 18 months with the exception of the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, which can be continued through the end of the current calendar year. There is no tax benefit to continuing participation in the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account.
You also have the ability to review options that may be available to you under the Affordable Care Act at www.healthcare.gov.
You will be responsible for paying your portion of any coverage, the employer portion, and a 2% administrative fee to Blue Cross Blue Shield to have coverage under COBRA.
The information provided in this section will assist you in understanding how your Tulane benefits will change for you post-employment or after loss of eligibility.
Your benefit coverage will end at midnight on the last day of the month in which:
Dependent coverage will end:
If required, a certificate of group health coverage can be provided at your request following your departure, if you were enrolled in one of the University's medical plans. Your new group or individual plan may request it to provide evidence of your prior coverage, although proof of prior coverage is no longer required based on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Have questions about your plan?
Call the Tulane Benefits Service Center
Toll Free Phone:
7:30am - 5:30pm CST