Wheeling Jesuit University

Human Resources Home
Policies Home

+ Organization
  Human Rights, Values & Ethics
  Policy on Policies
  Structure and Organization
  At Will Provisions
+ Employment
  Job Descriptions
  Equal Employment Oppurtunity
  Vacancies and Postings
  Interview Procedure
  Pre-Employment Documentation
  Compensation Guidelines
  Disabilities and Accommodations
  Outside Employment
  Recruiting Budgets
  Budgeted Hiring Process
  Employment of Immigrants
+ Benefits
  Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  STD/LTD/Life Insurance
  Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  Tuition Remission
  Parking Policy
  Retirement Savings Account
  Professional Memberships
  Employee Assistance Program
  Facilities and Events
+ Time Off Work
  Paid Time Off
  Uncompensated Time Off
  Military Leave
  Workers Compensation and Accident Reporting
  Inclement Weather
  Catholic Jesuit Mission Benefits
+ Payroll
  Work Day/ Year/ Breaks/ Pay
  Payroll, Deductions & Advances
  Compensation Guidelines
  Employee Status
+ Workplace Practices
  Code of Conduct
  Expectations of Privacy
  Harassment Policy
  Tobacco Usage Policy
  Drug and Alcohol Policy
  Personnel Files
  Medical Files/HIPPA
  Performance Evaluations
  Information Security
  Corrective Action Procedures
  Dispute Resolution Procedure
  Fire and Life Safety
  Safety Program
  Protection of Minors & Vulnerable Individuals
  Emergency Response Manual
  Title IX Compliance
+ Communications
  Telephone/Email/Social Media Usage
  Internet Security & Usage
  Mobile Devices
  Password Policy
  University Media Relations
+ Terminations
  Termination of Employees
  Exit Interview/Full and Final Accounting
Benefits: COBRA
Date approved:
August 2011
Approved by:
Date to be reviewed:
July 2012
Reviewed by:
Director of Human Resources
Date revised:
Revision number:
Compliance Committee:
As Scheduled


Wheeling Jesuit University complies with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1986 which provides the option for employees who lose their health benefits (medical, dental and vision care coverage) because of unemployment, the right to choose to continue group health benefits for themselves and their covered dependents provided by their group health plan for a defined period of time.


2.1 Policy Statement

Under COBRA, employees who experience voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked with corresponding changes in employment status, or transition and life events (such as death, divorce and unemployment), may be eligible for continuing health care benefits. Qualified individuals are required to pay the entire insurance premium for health care coverage (medical, dental or vision care if selected) up to 102 percent of the cost of the plan to cover the premium and administrative fees.

2.2 Notification

  1. The University will notify our COBRA provider within 30 days of the employee's eligibility to contin ue on the health plans (medical, dental and vision care) under the COBRA provisions.
  2. The COBRA provider will issue an election notice within 14 days of receiving the notification of eligibility for health plan (medical, dental and vision care) coverage under COBRA.
  3. The individual has 60 days to decide whether to elect COBRA continuation of health plan coverage (medial, dental or vision care: the employee may select all, some or none) and 45 days after electing coverage to pay the initial premium.

2.3 Resource

Contact the Director of Human Resources should you have any questions regarding eligibility or benefits continuation under COBRA.  


The Director of Human Resources has the authority to change, modify or approve exceptions to this policy at any time with or without notice, in compliance with applicable government guidelines, and with the approval of the Board of Directors through the University President.


Summary Plan Description

Calendar |  President's Welcome |  Virtual Campus Tour |  Services |  Financial Aid |  Campus Directory |  Apply Online

© 2015 Wheeling Jesuit University, Inc. • 316 Washington Avenue • Wheeling • West Virginia • 26003 • 304-243-2000 • Legal
Website Powered by ActiveCampus™ Software by Datatel