Continuation Coverage Enrollment

Your employer must notify the Fund within 30 days of your termination from employment, reduction in hours or your death (your “qualifying event”). Once the Fund receives this information your coverage is terminated one month after the last day of the month of the “qualifying event” (your “termination date”).

An Election Form and Notice of your Continuation Coverage Rights will be mailed to the address on file with the Fund. It is your responsibility to maintain an accurate address on file with the Fund by notifying your employer.

You have 60 days from the date your coverage stops or the date the Election Form is sent by the Fund, whichever is later. If you do not receive the Election Form, you must contact the Fund within this 60 day period. If you do not apply for Continuation Coverage within the 60 days election period, you will lose your Continuation Coverage eligibility.

You, your spouse or your dependent children must notify the Fund in the event of a divorce, remarriage or change in dependent status. Once notified, the Fund will send a notice asking your spouse and/or your dependent children if they wish to purchase Continuation Coverage. If the Fund is not notified within 60 days of the date on which coverage would terminate as a result of the qualifying event, your spouse and dependent children will lose their Continuation Coverage eligibility.

This is intended to be a general, informational discussion of your rights under the Continuation Coverage program. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for Continuation Coverage, please contact the Fund office.