Second Qualifying Events

If your family experiences another qualifying event while receiving 18 months of COBRA continuation coverage, the spouse and dependent children in your family can get up to 18 additional months of COBRA continuation coverage, for a maximum of 36 months, if notice of the second qualifying event is properly given to the Plan Administrator.  You must provide this notice to the Plan Contact listed below, along with copies of documentation substantiating the second qualifying event.  This extension may be available to the spouse and any dependent children receiving continuation coverage if the employee or former employee dies, becomes entitled to Medicare benefits (under Part A, Part B, or both), or gets divorced, legally separated, or if the dependent child stops being eligible under the Plan as a dependent child, but only if the event would have caused the spouse or dependent child to lose coverage under the Plan had the first qualifying event not occurred.

Plan Contact Information
Benefits Section of Human Resources
Boston University
910 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA  02215
(617) 353-4462