After you have elected COBRA, there will be a blue "Modify" link next to the benefit plan name. This link will allow you to edit the plan, eligible start, eligible end, an override effective date, coverage level and prior eligibility.
Changing the plan:
The drop-down menu allows the user to change the plan for the participant. This is used when the participant needs to be enrolled in a plan other than the one they were originally assigned. This is most often used after open enrollment when the COBRA member needs to be transferred into the newly active plans.
Changing COBRA eligibility dates:
Employees who lose coverage due to a qualifying event are provided the option to elect COBRA coverage for a specific period based on the type of event.
In certain cases, there may be state regulations that provide additional months of COBRA eligibility. Or there may be a 2nd qualifying event that would extend eligibility.
The Eligible Start and Eligible End dates control the eligibility window for a participant. These can be edited to the needed date range.
The Override Effective date would be used when you want to override the effective date of coverage but do not want to change the eligibility dates. An example might be if you had a participant who changed plans during open enrollment. If the new plan was effective as of say January, you may want to enter that date in the override field to signify the date the plan was effective.
Override Coverage Level is used when there is a need to manipulate how the coverage level is reported.
Prior Eligibility simply tracks when the participant was previously eligible for the plan. This date is typically the date the original active employment coverage began.