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A Federal Law, usually called COBRA, requires that most employers sponsoring group health plans offer employees and their families the opportunity for a temporary extension of health coverage (called "continuation coverage") at group rates in certain instances where coverage under the plan would otherwise end. Employees covered by the County's health benefits programs have a right to choose this continuation coverage if they lose health insurance coverage because of a reduction in hours or the termination of employment for reasons other than gross misconduct.

COBRA Administrator: Kern County Health Benefits
Customer Service Number: (661) 868-3182
Send payments to: 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st Floor
                                           Bakersfield, CA 93301

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