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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Louisiana

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


  • Under Louisiana's mini-COBRA law, group health policies issued to employers with 2 to 19 employees generally must include state continuation coverage provisions. See Louisiana Continuation Coverage Law.
  • Louisiana's mini-COBRA law is more generous than federal law for surviving spouses age 50 and older. See Coverage for Surviving Spouses.
  • Louisiana group health policies issued to employers generally must include conversion coverage. See Conversion.