How do I get COBRA?
COBRA Continuation Health Coverage.
COBRA is the Federal Act which requires the employer (U of M) to allow the employee to purchase healthcare benefits for themselves and their dependents once their employment has ended.
The paperwork is mailed (electronic mail is not available) to you within 14 days of your appointment being terminated through the HRRIS system. The paperwork is sent to the address recorded in the system. Please use the Self-Service option through Wolverine Access (Level 1 password) to update the address you wish to have the paperwork sent to.
Whether you intend to use COBRA or not, fill out the paperwork and request coverage. If your new healthcare through your future employer becomes effective before you receive the request for payment, simply cancel your request for COBRA.
COBRA coverage is retro-active to your first day of unemployment.