If a retiree divorces prior to OR after their retirement date, and the spouse is age 55 or above, the spouse may remain on the retiree insurance plan until they reach age 65. See "Note" below.
If the spouse is under age 55 at the time of the divorce, they may retain coverage only until the divorce is granted (not final). However, they may retain insurance coverage under the COBRA option for up to 36 months. Coverage beyond 36 months is subject to the insurance carrier. See "Note" below
NOTE: It shall be the responsibility of affected individuals to contact the Human Resources Department and the Payroll Office when changes occur in any of the above insurance categories for retirees, e.g., birth of a child, death of a spouse, spouse turns 65. Such changes in eligibility will require the eligible spouse to complete new insurance forms under their own Social Security Number. Failure to do so could result in a loss or a decrease of benefits.