Continuation of Coverage

It is mandated by Federal law that as an employer within the Archdiocese you are required to offer Continuation of Coverage to every eligible employee, actively enrolled in Health or Dental benefits, who experiences a qualifying event; such as

  • Termination of employment; both voluntary and involuntary terminations
  • Retirement before age 65
  • Reduction in hours
  • Disability
  • Death of the employee, (in the case of the employee spouse )

The forms below must be completed and signed, that either elects or waives Continuation of Coverage.  Please send the completed form to  the Human Resources Office at the time of termination/reduction of hours.  Employees should pay premiums for continuation coverage to the location for this coverage after termination.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Locations are responsible for contacting the Archdiocese Benefit Specialist at 913-647-0362 if the employee ends this coverage, so the policy can be ended and the billing can be discontinued.

Continuation applies to all employees, their spouses, ex-spouses or dependents who have been covered by the Health Care and/or Dental plans and become ineligible. Continuation coverage is available for up to 18 months if the loss of coverage is related to end of employment or reduction in hours. For other dependent loss of coverage events, the continuation coverage is available for up to 36 months.Employees and dependents who were eligible but not participating in the Health/Dental plan at the time they lose coverage eligibility may not participate in Health Care/Dental Care Continuation.  For specific information on the eligibility requirements, length of Continuation of Coverage, and cost, please see the Continuation forms below.   

Continuation Forms:

Health Care Continuation Form

Dental Care Continuation Form