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Your benefits coverage will change when your employment with Stanford ends:



If you are retiring as an official Stanford retiree:

Contact the University HR Service Team

If you are leaving Stanford as a result of a termination or a layoff:

Information on how to continue your benefits will be mailed to your address on file from the COBRA administrator.

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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) allows you to continue coverage in Stanford-sponsored plans if you, or one of your covered dependents, lose health coverage.

Learn more about COBRA

Review 2022 COBRA Rate Plans

Alternatives to COBRA

If you are interested in options outside of Cobra, consider these:

Health Insurance Marketplace: If you don’t have coverage through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, the Marketplace helps you find and enroll in a plan that fits your budget and meets your needs.

Covered California: Covered California makes it simple and more affordable for millions of Californians to get quality health insurance, including Medi-Cal, that cannot be canceled or denied because of a pre-existing medical condition or if someone gets sick.

Kaiser individual plans: Use this link to find affordable Kaiser individual health insurance plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Blue Shield individual plans: Blue Shield of California provides access to affordable, high-quality benefits and insurances packages to California residents.

Medicare coverage: Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

Learn about COBRA alternatives

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