COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 98-21
May 18, 1998
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers|
|SUBJECT:||1998 - 1999 COBRA Continuation Coverage Rates|
The following are the new MONTHLY rates for COBRA continuation coverage, effective July 1, 1998:
|1||Blue Cross State Preferred||$245.86||$540.89||$663.82|
|2||M.D. Health Plan||$188.89||$415.57||$510.01|
|3||State BlueCare Point of Enrollment||$201.36||$442.99||$543.67|
|4||Blue Cross Out of Area||$245.86||$540.89||$663.82|
|5||State BlueCare Point of Service||$223.73||$492.20||$604.06|
|7||Blue Cross Indemnity A & C||$20.16||$61.56||$61.56|
|8||Blue Cross Indemnity A, B & C||$25.52||$71.58||$71.58|
The above rates include a two percent (2%) administrative fee.
Form CO-1022 (revised 11/97) "Group Health Insurance Continuation Coverage Election" is to be used to notify employees and/or beneficiaries of their right to continue health benefits for all plans except CIGNA Dental. It is important that both sides of the form are given to the employee/beneficiary. Previous versions of this form should be discarded. Form CO-1022-1 "CIGNA Dental COBRA Application" (also revised 11/97) is to be used to notify those enrolled in CIGNA Dental. Both forms are available through the state's forms management program, Vanguard Direct, 1- (800) 369-0570.
Questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Retirement and Benefit Services Division, Health Care Analysis Unit, at (860) 702-3535.
Very truly yours,
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