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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Pennsylvania

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

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

Author: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina University


  • Under Pennsylvania's mini-COBRA law, group health policies issued to employers with two to 19 employees are required to provide continuation of benefits in certain instances. See Pennsylvania Continuation Coverage Law.
  • Covered employers must provide certain notices within 30 days of a qualifying event. See Notice Requirements.
  • When group accident and sickness insurance ends, plans are required to offer an individual the opportunity to convert from a group policy to an individual policy. See Conversion.