Time Limits for Electing Temporary Continuation of Healthcare Coverage

If you are a separating employee, you must submit your Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) election to your employing office within 60 days after the date of your separation or 65 days after the date of your employing office’s notice, whichever is later.

Your eligible child must submit his or her TCC election to your employing office within either:

• 60 days after the date of the qualifying event, if you (the enrollee) did not notify your employing office within the required 60-day notification period (even if someone else provided notification); or

• 65 days after the date of your employing office’s notice, if you notified your employing office within the required 60-day notification period.

Your former spouse must submit his or her TCC election to your employing office by the later of:

• 60 days after the date of your divorce or annulment, if you or your former spouse did not notify your employing office within the required 60-day notification period (even if someone else provided notification);

or

• 65 days after the date of your employing office’s notice, if you or your former spouse notified your employing office within the required 60-day notification period; or

• 60 days after the date he or she lost coverage under spouse equity provisions (because of remarriage before age 55 or loss of the qualifying court order), if the loss of coverage is within the 36-month period of TCC eligibility.

If you or your former spouse does not notify your employing office within the 60-day period, your former spouse’s opportunity to elect TCC ends 60 days after the divorce or annulment.

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