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Question 10 of 13 in Employer-sponsored Group Policies
Whats the situation with a spouse or child?
COBRA also applies to a spouse or dependent child of the covered employee who lose coverage because of the death or divorce of the covered employee, or loss of dependent status under the provisions of the health plan. You may be able to retain the coverage for up to 36 months. If you decide to take coverage, the cost is the full premium, plus an administrative fee.