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 )

A terminating employee who has active Health and/or Dental benefits, will  be provided with the Health and/or Dental Continuation forms by the Chancery Human Resources office. 100% of the premium for any continued benefits would be the employee's cost.  The completed Continuation forms should be sent to the Chancery Human Resources office as soon as possible. No more than two months of retroactive credit is given for terminated employees and employees no longer eligible for benefits.  Employees should pay premiums for continuation coverage to the Chancery.  Employees should be terminated in Paylocity in a timely manner to be included on reports and for offers of coverage to be sent. 

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.