COBRA Continuation of Benefits (Cal-COBRA) in California (CA)
California State law provides an expansion of continuation of benefits coverage for Federal COBRA beneficiaries enrolled in California health plans. Cal-COBRA's extension of Federal COBRA coverage applies to employers who have 2 to 19 employees, or "small group employers."
Pursuant to California Health Safety Code §§ 1373.62, 1373.6, and California Insurance Code § 12671 the California law extends benefits to former employees who lose their healthcare coverage in:
- companies with 2- 19 employees, which are not subject to federal COBRA regulations
- companies with 20 or more employees who have exhausted their federal COBRA benefits, there is an extension of these benefits up to 36 months...