Employment ending without retirement
If you do not meet Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) criteria for retirement or you choose to not retire when your employment ends, you may have the option to use COBRA coverage as a "bridge" to PEBB retiree insurance coverage.
To use COBRA as a "bridge," you must enroll in COBRA and be eligible to retiree when your coverage ends. If you are not eligible to retire when your COBRA coverage ends, you are not eligible for PEBB retiree insurance coverage.
- If you are eligible to retire when your COBRA coverage ends and you plan to apply for PEBB retiree insurance coverage, see COBRA.
- If you are a DRS Plan 3 member separating from employment and meet the age and years of service requirements for your plan, but are not retiring with DRS, see Separating employment.
- If you are retiring or separating employment from a higher education retirement plan or are not participating in or retiring under a Washington State-sponsored retirement plan, see Higher education or not participating in a Washington State-sponsored retirement plan.