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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Tennessee

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

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

Author: Francis P. Morley


  • Tennessee group health policies issued to employers, regardless of size, generally must include continuation and conversion coverage. See Tennessee Continuation Coverage and Conversion Law.
  • Tennessee continuation coverage is generally available for three months, but may be longer in certain situations. See Periods of Coverage.
  • Individuals eligible for continuation coverage must make timely premium payments to the employer. See Premiums.