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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): West Virginia

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

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

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • West Virginia group health policies issued to employers with fewer than 20 employees generally must include state continuation coverage provisions. See West Virginia Continuation Coverage Law.
  • Public employees have rights to continued health coverage after termination of employment. See Public Employees.
  • West Virginia group health policies generally must include conversion coverage. See Conversion.