Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), you may be entitled to keep your group health plan for 18 months or more when your job ends or your hours are cut. If the Social Security Administration says you are disabled, you may keep your plan for 29 months, unless you are no longer disabled.


Under the California Continuation Benefits Replacement Act (Cal-COBRA), you may apply to keep your group health coverage if:

  • You have exhausted your coverage under COBRA; and
  • Your coverage under COBRA lasted less than 36 months.

In this case, you may be able to keep group coverage for up to a total of 36 months from the date your COBRA coverage began.
Alameda County Public Authority for IHSS is solely responsible for notifying you if you are eligible for COBRA or Cal-COBRA continuation coverage. They will also tell you how long your continuation coverage will last and will explain the terms and conditions to you.

To learn more about coverage and eligibility, please contact:

Alameda County Public Authority for IHSS
Phone Number: 1.510.577.3552

To learn more about your benefits and covered services, please view your Alliance Group Care Member Handbook.