COBRA: Overview and Importance


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Identify which of the following benefited MOST from COBRA:

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1. Which of the following is NOT a qualifying event for purposes of COBRA benefits?

2. Identify which of the following is an example of a profile where COBRA may be extended to up to 36 months:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is COBRA, who is entitled to it, and how long does coverage last? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of this law.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Who would be entitled continued coverage under COBRA when an employee who is covered by an employer sponsored health plan is terminated
  • What are considered qualifying events for one to receive COBRA benefits
  • How long COBRA benefits last
  • What costs of COBRA employees are responsible for
  • The requirements for one to be eligible for COBRA

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most information regarding COBRA benefits, eligibility, and duration
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formal language of the COBRA law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what qualifying events make one eligible to receive COBRA

Additional Learning

To learn more about this law, review the accompanying lesson called COBRA: Overview and Importance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Use a fictitious scenario to illustrate how COBRA works
  • State what COBRA stands for and details about the law
  • Describe what occurs in the liver when one has cirrhosis
  • Explain eligibility information for COBRA
  • Discuss the COBRA election period
  • Indicate what costs are incurred by the employee and how long COBRA coverage can last