Benefits Information for COBRA Participants

COBRA offers employees and their dependents who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue their insurance at 102% of premium cost (full premium cost plus a 2% administrative fee) for up to 18 months. If you separate from County service, a COBRA packet will be mailed to you automatically. COBRA packets cannot be sent prior to the date your department enters your separation date in the system.

COBRA Resources

Contact the Administrator


Phone: 877-388-8331



Once federal COBRA is exhausted (after 18 months), you may be eligible for an additional 18 months of Cal COBRA coverage. Contact your medical carrier for information:
Kaiser: 800-464-4000 (ask for Cal-COBRA representative)
UnitedHealthCare (UHC): 877-797-7475
For UHC plans, contact VEBA for prescription coverage information: 888-276-0250
Cal-COBRA only applies to medical plans. There is no Cal-COBRA option available for dental or vision plans.