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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Mississippi

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jerry Shivers, The Kullman Firm


  • Employees in Mississippi who are not eligible for health care continuation under federal COBRA law may have rights to continued health coverage under the state's insurance laws.
  • Insurers issuing group health insurance policies in Mississippi must provide for continuation of benefits in certain instances. Mississippi's insurance laws contain a requirement that certain group policies issued to cover employees not covered by federal COBRA law must provide continuation coverage for up to 12 months.