Qualified Beneficiary, for the purposes of COBRA, is any of the following who is not entitled to Medicare on the day before the qualifying event and who on the date of the qualifying event is covered under the plan pursuant to the Subscription Agreement of a COBRA participating employer:
- The plan participant;
- A plan participant’s spouse;
- A plan participant’s former spouse (or legally separated spouse); or
- A child, including a child born to or placed for adoption with the plan participant during the COBRA continuation period.
Qualified Beneficiary, for the purposes of CalCOBRA, is any individual who on the date of the qualifying event is covered under the plan pursuant to the Subscription Agreement of a CalCOBRA participating employer and is not a CalCOBRA excluded member. Qualified beneficiary also includes any child who is born to a former plan participant of a CalCOBRA participating employer, which plan participant is a qualified beneficiary who has elected CalCOBRA coverage, or a child who is placed for adoption with such a former plan participant so electing, if the child is enrolled in the plan within 30 days after the child’s birth or placement for adoption. Such entitlement to benefits, subject to applicable terms and conditions, shall continue for the remainder of the period during which the plan participant is covered under CalCOBRA.