Within the COBRA Dashboard you have the option to Elect COBRA coverage for an employee or their eligible dependents. There are two date fields that can be entered:
- Cobra Paid Through date: Refers to the date the employee has paid the cobra premium through OR the date which the PQB is eligible through (usually the last day COBRA is eligible is entered as best practice to alleviate the admin associated with updating this date on recurring monthly basis).
The system will not allow a dependent to have a paid through date greater than the employee. If the employees COBRA coverage has ended and you need to extend the paid through date for a dependent, first end the employees coverage. That will then allow you to enter a paid through date that is greater than the employee.
- Cobra Coverage End date: Refers to the employees' last date of COBRA coverage. If the employee ends COBRA coverage early (due to death, non-payment, or a voluntary cancellation), the Coverage End Date will supersede the Paid Through date.