COBRA**

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) applies to employers who generally employ 20 or more full time equivalent employees. Employees who lose their jobs are able to continue their employer-sponsored coverage for a set period of time. For example, employees are typically entitled to extend coverage for 18 months, however if they are deemed disabled by the Social Security Administration, coverage may continue for up to 29 months.