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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Maryland

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina University


  • Maryland group health policies issued to employers, regardless of size, generally must include state continuation coverage provisions. See Maryland Continuation Coverage Law.
  • Maryland continuation coverage must be offered to individuals who lose group coverage upon the occurrence of certain qualifying events. See Qualifying Events.
  • Maryland group health policies issued to employers generally must include conversion coverage. See Conversion.
  • Employers must provide notice of continuation coverage to employees. See Notice Requirement.