FMLA and COBRA
An employee is on FML and collecting short term disability. She is also responsible for maintaining her portion of her insurance premium contribution to us each month. Let's say that this employee does not make her contribution to us and we terminate her insurance. After her insurance is terminated, is this employee eligible for COBRA until she returns to work? Someone informed me that while an employee is on FML we must maintain their insurance and could not cancel it. They also said that an employee on FML is not eligible for COBRA. I have never heard this before and searched the regs but did not locate anything that addressed this issue. I did find 825.212 that talked about unpaid premiums but did not see anything about offering COBRA coverage. Thanks.