Cobra Initial Notification

Maricopa County Group Health Insurance Program (the Plan) is sponsored by Maricopa County. If you have any questions regarding eligibility requirements, please consult the Plan's Summary Plan Description (SPD).

The Plan Administrator is Maricopa County Employee Benefits Division, located at:
Maricopa County Benefits Division
301 West Jefferson Street
Suite 3200
Phoenix, AZ 85003,

The Division is available via telephone by dialing 602-506-1010 to speak to a Representative or by email. The Plan Administrator is responsible for administering Cobra continuation coverage.

About the Cobra Initial Notification

This notice has important information about your right to Cobra continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the Plan. This notice explains Cobra continuation coverage, when it may become available to you and your family, and what you need to do to protect the right to get it. When you become eligible for Cobra, you may also become eligible for other coverage options that my cost less than Cobra continuation coverage.

The right to Cobra continuation coverage was created by a federal law, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (Cobra). Cobra continuation coverage can become available to you and other members of your family when you would otherwise lose your group health coverage would otherwise end. For more information about your rights and obligations under the Plan and under federal law, you should review the Plan's Summary Plan Description or contact the Plan Administrator.

  1. Additional Plan Options
  2. Address Change
  3. Plan Contact Information
  4. Plan Management
  5. Retiree Health Coverage
  6. Questions

Plan Options

For example, you may be eligible to buy an individual plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. By enrolling in coverage through the Marketplace, you may qualify for lower costs on your monthly premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs. Additionally, you may qualify for a 30-day special enrollment period for another group health plan for which you are eligible (such as a spouse's plan) even if that plan generally doesn’t accept late enrollees.