An employee covered by a CSU health plan has a right to choose continuation coverage if group health coverage is lost because:
- Of a reduction in work hours; or
- The termination of employment (other than due to gross misconduct).
Spouse or Domestic Partner Eligibility
A spouse or domestic partner of an employee, covered by a CSU health plan, has the right to choose continuation coverage if group health coverage is lost for any of the following reasons:
- The dealth of the employee;
- Termination of employee's employment or reduction in employee's work hours;
- Porce, legal separation, or dissolution of domestic partnership from the employee; or
- Employee becomes entitled to Medicare.
Dependent Child Eligibility
A dependent child of a covered employee has the right to continuation coverage if group health coverage is lost for any of the following reasons:
- The dealth of the parent (employee);
- The termination of the parent's employment or reduction in the parent's work hours with the CSU;
- The parents' porce, legal separation, or dissolution of domestic partnership;
- The parent (employee) becomes entitled to Medicare; or
- The dependent ceases to be a "dependent child" under the CSU health plan.
If an employee does not choose continuation coverage, the employee's coverage will end. However, the employee's spouse or domestic partner and/or eligible dependents may elect continuation coverage, independent of the employee's rejection.
Please contact the HR Benefits Office for further details.