Terminated Employees and COBRA

When you terminate employment with the University, you may elect to temporarily continue to participate in certain University sponsored benefits or to convert certain coverage to an individual policy directly with the sponsoring insurance company.

Status of Benefits Upon Termination

Continue health, dental, vision and your health care flexible spending account (FSA):

  • Under Federal law, you have the right to temporarily continue health, dental, vision and FSA health care account participation.
  • COBRA Frequently Asked Questions
  • You pay the total monthly health, dental or vision premium plus a 2% administrative fee.
  • To continue the health care FSA you must continue to make your regular monthly contributions after-tax.

Continue life insurance:

Some benefits may not be continued:

  • Tuition benefits may be continued through the end of the term of study only.
  • Contributions to your 403(b) savings plan ceases upon termination. To discuss conversion or distribution of your 403(b) accounts please call TIAA-CREF (800) 842-2776 or Fidelity (800) 343-0860 directly.

2014 Monthly COBRA Premiums

Medical

You

You+Spouse

You+Child(ren)

You+sps+child(ren)

Premier PPO

$622.20

$1,360.68

$1,158.72

$2,045.10

Select PPO

$450.84

$986.34

$838.44

$1,482.06

Value PPO

$398.82

$871.08

$739.50

$1,306.62

HMO Illinois

$483.48

$1,060.80

$914.94

$1,595.28

Cigna International

$617.10

$1,433.10

$1,277.04

$1,974.72

Cigna Stateside

(*for former Qatar employees who returned to U.S. only)

$954.72

$2,217.48

$1,974.72

$3,049.80

Dental

You

You+Spouse

You+Child(ren)

You+sps+child(ren)

Dearborn National PPO

$46.92

$102.00

$115.26

$163.20

First Commonwealth

$16.32

$29.58

$30.60

$44.88

Cigna International

$57.12

$112.20

$125.46

$192.78

Vision

You

You+Spouse

You+Child(ren)

You+sps+child(ren)

EyeMed

$7.14

$12.24

$13.26

$17.34

Cigna International

$9.18

$19.38

$17.34

$26.52